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Burns named as All-Star replacement

By Stephanie Published: July 7, 2011

Aeros closer and RHP Cory Burns was added to the Western Division roster for the Eastern League All-Star Game next week on July 13 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH.

Burns leads the Eastern League in saves (22) and games finished (33). His 33 relief appearances also rank him second in the league. 

Burns now joins RHP Austin Adams and SS Juan Diaz as players representing the Aeros on the Western Division’s all-star roster.  C Chun Chen was also an all-star selection, but will not participate due to a nagging back injury that has slowed him the last few weeks.

As for Burns, this is his second mid-summer all-star game selection as a Cleveland Indians farmhand. He was selected to the New York-Penn League All-Star team in 2009, while playing with hort Season Single-A Mahoning Valley.

Burns was also named to the Carolina League postseason All-Star team last season at High-A Kinston.

Burns will replace Bowie’s Pedro Viola, who was promoted to the Baltimore Orioles.

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