Crown points

• Two Royals players were named to the Dominican League's All-Star team -- left-handed pitcher Reinaldo Cepin (6-0, 1.87 ERA) and second baseman Offerman Collado (.282 average in 35 games). Their team will be managed by the Royals' Jose Gualdron.

• Double-A Northwest Arkansas right-hander Andy Ferguson was named Texas League Pitcher of the Week after posting a 1.69 ERA and a 1-1 record in two games.

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