Royals send three to Triple-A All-Star Game

Royals send three to Triple-A All-Star Game

CLEVELAND -- Three members of the Omaha club will represent the Royals in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 16 at Durham, N.C.

Catcher Francisco Pena, outfielder Paulo Orlando and relief pitcher Spencer Patton will be on the Pacific Coast League team that will face the International League stars.

Pena, the son of former Royals manager Tony Pena, leads PCL catchers and Omaha with 14 home runs. He's also thrown out 41 percent of potential basestealers (21 of 31).

Orlando would become the first native Brazilian to play in the Triple-A All-Star Game. He has a .310 average with five homers, 37 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.

Patton has 14 saves, a 4-3 record, a 4.54 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.