Bryant, Paniagua earn Cubs honors

Bryant, Paniagua earn Cubs honors
July 6, 2014, 12:45 pm
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CSN Staff

The Cubs announced Sunday that Triple-A Iowa third baseman and Single-A Kane County pitcher Juan Paniagua have been named the organization's minor-league player and pitcher of the month for June.

Bryant combined to hit .354 with 24 runs, eight doubles, 11 home runs and 27 RBI in 26 games between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa. He twice homered in three straight games, and his 11 home runs led all of minor-league baseball. The 22-year-old's 19 extra-base hits tied for second and 27 RBI tied for third around the league. 

Bryant began the month with a .373 average in Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A for the first time in his career. 

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Paniagua posted a 0.89 ERA and a 3-0 record in four games for Kane County in June. The 24-year-old allowed just four runs, walked five and struck out 26.

He surrendered just one home run while holding opponents to a .194 batting average.

Paniagua is 5-3 this season with one save and a 2.97 ERA in 15 games. He was signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in July of 2012.