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Published: Tuesday, 10/1/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago


Hens’ Lennerton awarded minor’s Gold Glove

Toledo Mud Hens first baseman Jordan Lennerton. Toledo Mud Hens first baseman Jordan Lennerton.

Mud Hens first baseman Jordan Lennerton was named the best-fielding first baseman in minor-league baseball, making him one of nine players to receive a Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove in 2013.

Lennerton played 129 games at first base for Toledo and committed just five errors for a .996 fielding percentage, the top mark in the International League. A Baseball America survey of IL managers also had Lennerton has the league's top defensive first baseman.

On offense the 27-year-old native of Langley, British Columbia hit .278 with 17 home runs and 57 RBIs for Toledo. Lennerton was a mid-season IL all-star and also played in the 2013 Futures Game.

Lennerton was one of three Detroit minor leaguers honored for their defense as Double-A Erie third baseman Wade Gaynor and Hi-A Lakeland outfielder Jason Krizan also received Gold Gloves.

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