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Orioles minor league report: Corban Joseph streaking for Bowie

Orioles minor league report: Corban Joseph streaking for Bowie

Triple-A Norfolk

Two pitchers the Orioles claimed off waivers this season are having mixed results with the Tides. Right-hander David Hale, who was claimed from the Colorado Rockies on April 25, pitched six innings over his first two starts and allowed two runs on six hits. Scott McGough, a right-handed reliever claimed from the Miami Marlins on April 15, allowed three runs in each of his first two appearances but entered Friday with three straight scoreless outings.

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Double-A Bowie

Infielder Corban Joseph, the brother of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, entered Friday with an 18-game hitting streak for the Baysox. A career .280 minor league hitter who appeared in two games with the New York Yankees in 2013, Joseph hit .349/.394/.465 with a home run, five doubles and 12 RBIs in his first 22 games of the season. He has played first base and second base for Bowie, and entered the weekend leading the Eastern League in hitting.

High-A Frederick

Left-hander John Means, an 11th-round draft pick in 2014, struck out a career-high 10 batters in six innings Thursday against Potomac, allowing two runs on five hits in a 5-2 win. On the season, Means is 3-0 with a 2.32 ERA in six starts, striking out 32 batters in 31 innings with a 1.13 WHIP. He went into Friday ranked sixth in the Carolina League in ERA and fourth in strikeouts.

Low-A Delmarva

Brian Gonzalez, the 2014 third-round pick who was the first player the Orioles selected that year, is putting together a nice season in his return to the Shorebirds. Through five starts, Gonzalez, 20, was 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA, a stretch punctuated by six scoreless innings Monday. It's a big improvement from 2015, when he went 4-9 with a 5.71 ERA in his first full professional season for Delmarva.

—Jon Meoli

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