Triple-A Norfolk

After allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday, right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis, 26, has allowed two runs or fewer in six straight starts, lowering his ERA to from 4.95 to 2.79. He's struck out 24 against six walks with 16 hits allowed with a 1.27 ERA in 28 1/3 innings over that span.

Double-A Bowie

Outfielder Anthony Santander has hits in seven of his past nine games entering Saturday as he restarts his development in the Eastern League after 90 days on the Orioles roster over the past two seasons. The 23-year-old switch-hitter batted .291/.318/.417 with eight extra-base hits over his first 26 games with Bowie, although his most recent extra-base hit came June 8. He hit .198 in 33 major league games before he was optioned last month.


High-A Frederick

Outfielder Ryan McKenna's breakout season with the Keys continued Friday with his eighth home run of the season as part of a two-hit game in the back half of a doubleheader. McKenna, 21, entered the weekend 16-for-31 (.516) with three doubles, a triple and three home runs in his past 10 games, raising his season batting line to .375/.466/.557.

Low-A Delmarva

Left-hander Cameron Bishop, 22, continued his steady year for the Shorebirds with seven innings of one-run ball Thursday in a win, striking out three and walking one while allowing three hits. Bishop, a 26th-round draft pick last summer, has pitched at least five innings and allowed no more than four runs in all 11 of his starts, giving him a 3.36 ERA for Delmarva.

Short-A Aberdeen

The Ironbirds kicked off the 2018 season Friday with a 4-0 loss to Hudson Valley, with Opening Day starter Victor Romero, 23, allowing just a solo home run as one of three hits in five innings. Among the notable prospects on the team are 2017 second-round pick Adam Hall, a 19-year-old shortstop, and 2018 fifth-round pick Robert Neustrom, a 21-year-old putfielder. Each had a hit Friday.

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