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Yanks announce Minor League award winners


TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees announced Friday that infielder Greg Bird and right-handed pitcher Shane Greene were named winners of the 2013 Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees' Minor League "Player of the Year" and "Pitcher of the Year," respectively.

The two players received their awards before Friday night's game at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Bird, 21, batted .288 with 36 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 84 RBIs in 130 games with the Class A Charleston RiverDogs. He led all Minor League players in walks (107) and finished fourth in on-base percentage (.428), while ranking second in the South Atlantic League with a .938 OPS.

Greene, 25, split the season between Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, combining to go 12-10 with a 3.38 ERA over 27 appearances (26 starts). He led all Yankees Minor Leaguers in innings pitched and wins, while ranking second in starts and third in strikeouts (137).

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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