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Orioles prospect Yusniel Díaz's homers highlight progress at plate; Brandon Hyde shuffles rotation

Orioles prospect Yusniel Díaz's homers highlight progress at plate; Brandon Hyde shuffles rotation

Yusniel Díaz is 11 months removed from the trade that made him the Orioles' top prospect, and the main representative of the haul acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Manny Machado. And it’s a responsibility he understood from the moment it happened.

He's still at Double-A Bowie, and his home run Friday in the Baysox's 3-0 win over Trenton extended his streak to three straight games with a missile over the left-field fence. The 22-year-old Cuban outfielder's focus isn't on living up to that trade but living up to his expectations for himself.

"The last couple of days give a guy like that a little bit of confidence," Bowie manager Buck Britton said....

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