Crown points

Crown points

• Although manager Ned Yost had been using Chris Getz in the leadoff spot when he started at second base, he opted to put Jarrod Dyson there instead on Wednesday. "I want to leave Dyson at the top right now and let him get settled in," Yost said.

• Catcher Max Ramirez was named Triple-A Omaha's Player of the Month after hitting .333 with five homers and 23 RBIs in 23 games. Nate Adcock, now up with the Royals after going 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA, was the Storm Chasers' top pitcher.

• Jason Adam, a right-hander from the Kansas City area (Overland Park, Kan.), was Class A Wilmington's Pitcher of the Month for April, with a 2.36 ERA in five starts and 25 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings. His record was 1-2.

• After a slow start, Omaha second baseman Johnny Giavotella hit .348 (16-for-46) in a 10-game stretch to boost his overall average to .296 through Tuesday.