Verdugo, Falu among Minors Award winners

Verdugo, Falu among Minors Award winners

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals announced their Minor League Award winners for the month of August on Wednesday.

At Triple-A Omaha, left-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo went 5-1 in six August starts, earning Pitcher of the Month honors. Infielder Irving Falu was named Player of the Month after batting .341 in August with 12 extra-base hits and 23 runs scored.

Other award winners for the Royals' affiliates:

• Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) -- Outfielder Yem Prades, right-hander Ethan Hollingsworth.

• Wilmington (High Class A) -- Infielder Orlando Calixte, right-hander Andy Ferguson.

• Kane County (Class A) -- Infielder Justin Trapp, right-hander Cody Fassold.

• Idaho Falls (Rookie) -- Infielder Diego Goris, right-hander Cory Hall.

• Burlington (Rookie) -- Infielder Mark Threlkeld, right-hander Christian Binford.

• Surprise (Rookie) -- Infielder Ramon Torres, right-hander Ashton Goudeau.

• Dominican (Rookie) -- Infielder Wander Franco, right-hander Andres Machado.