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Evaluating Yusniel Diaz and the other prospects the Orioles acquired in the Machado trade

In acquiring a five-player prospect package from the Los Angeles Dodgers for All-Star shortstop Manny Machado on Wednesday, including Cuban center fielder Yusniel Diaz, pitchers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and infielders Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera, the Orioles continued a process that began in last month's MLB draft of using this summer's talent-acquisition opportunities to fill in the gaps in their farm system.

New York Mets draft Harrison Central pitcher Hardy

Harrison Central right-handed pitcher Brendan Hardy was drafted in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball draft. Hardy is one of several South Mississippi players drafted in the 2018 draft.