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Dwyer's reward following title is callup to KC

Dwyer's reward following title is callup to KC


KANSAS CITY -- The only thing that could have made Chris Dwyer's night better after leading the Omaha Storm Chasers to a Triple-A National Championship would be a callup to the Major Leagues. And that's exactly what happened.

"After the game [Tuesday] night the manager [Mike Jirschele] told me I was going to Kansas City so I said, 'That's awesome,' and hopped an early flight here," Dwyer said.

Dwyer, the Royals' No. 11 prospect, according to MLB.com, went 10-11 with a 3.55 ERA through 29 games (28 starts) for Omaha. The southpaw took a perfect game bid into the seventh inning on Tuesday night before allowing a two-out single. Dwyer finished the inning with his eighth strikeout as the Storm Chasers posted a 2-1 win over the Durham Bulls.

"Very, very impressive last night. A huge performance for our Triple-A team last night to help them win that championship," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We'll find a way to get Dwyer into a game."

It was Dwyer's seventh start of seven or more innings this season and the fewest runs allowed in his 39 starts.

"I felt good from the start," Dwyer said. "I got ahead with my fastball and had my offspeed working. I had pretty much all my pitches going last night."

With the addition of Dwyer and fellow Storm Chaser Irvin Falu, who was also recalled on Wednesday, the Royals have 17 available pitchers and 17 position players.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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