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September 20, 2013

Swampscott native Dwyer gets Royal call

Swampscott’s Chris Dwyer is invited to Kansas City’s Futures Night tonight as one of the Royals’ minor league award winners.

It turns out he’ll be there anyway.

The 25-year-old lefty was called by the Royals on Wednesday night, just after helping Triple-A Omaha win their league’s championship with a 2-1 win over the Durham Bulls. Dwyer, who attended St. Mary’s of Lynn and Clemson before turning pro, carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of the minor league championship.

For the season, Dwyer earned the Royals’ Omaha Pitcher of the Year honors. He made 28 starts in 29 appearances, collected 10 wins and had a 3.55 earned run average in 159 2/3 innings pitched. He also ranked 10th in the Pacific Coast League with 112 strikeouts.

A fourth round pick in the 2009 MLB draft, Dwyer is looking to make his big league debut, possibly this week as the Royals chase one of the American League wild card spots.

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