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Orioles minor league report: Sisco, Rosa named Eastern League season-ending All-Stars

Chance Sisco of the Baltimore Orioles and the U.S. Team is congratulated after a home run during the All-Star Futures Game on July 10 in San Diego.
Chance Sisco of the Baltimore Orioles and the U.S. Team is congratulated after a home run during the All-Star Futures Game on July 10 in San Diego. (Harry How / Getty Images)

Triple-A Norfolk

Catcher Caleb Joseph had two RBIs, including the game-winner, and caught all 14 innings of the Tides' 7-6 win over Charlotte on Friday night. In his first four games after being optioned, Joseph went 6-for-21 with three strikeouts. He's on track to return to the Orioles when rosters expand on Sept. 1, and has caught two position players — L.J. Hoes and Ozzie Martinez.

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Double-A Bowie

Two Baysox players were named to the Eastern League's season-ending All-Star team Saturday: catcher Chance Sisco and infielder Garabez Rosa. Sisco, the organization's top hitting prospect, entered Saturday batting .309 with a league-leading .397 on-base percentage. Rosa, a longtime Orioles farmhand, has played six positions for the Baysox this year, going into the weekend batting .304 with 18 doubles and a team-high 61 RBIs.

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High-A Frederick

Left-hander Garrett Cleavinger, the reliever selected in the third round of the 2015 draft, hasn't duplicated his first-half success since an All-Star break promotion to Frederick. Cleavinger had a 1.38 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 39 innings for the Shorebirds, but entered Saturday with a 4.19 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings. His WHIP was 0.92 in Delmarva, and is 1.54 for Frederick.

Low-A Delmarva

Outfielder Cedric Mullins has put together a unique season for the Shorebirds. He's the only player in the system that went into Saturday with double-digit doubles (33), triples (10), home runs (11) and stolen bases (27). He's one of seven players in all of the minors to have hit those thresholds. Mullins batted .261 with a team-high 71 runs scored through 115 games played.

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Short-A Aberdeen

Over his past five starts, 2016 second-round draft pick Keegan Akin hasn't allowed a run for the IronBirds. He's limited to three-inning starts this year, but in his past five outings, has struck out 18 and walked six while allowing six hits. He has a 1.17 ERA in eight starts, having allowed three earned runs in 23 innings overall.

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