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Minor League Ball Morning Report: Thursday, April 26th, 2018

What happened yesterday?

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds
Ronald Acuña
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Morning Report for Thursday, April 26th, 2018. Here are some items of notice from yesterday.

****Atlanta Braves rookie phenom Ronald Acuña Jr. made his MLB debut against the Cincinnati Reds, going 1-for-5 with a run scored and two strikeouts.

****Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech threw six strong innings for Triple-A Charlotte against Louisville, giving up one hit, two walks, and one run while striking out eight.

****Minnesota Twins third base prospect Travis Blankenhorn went 2-for-4 with two homers for High-A Fort Myers.

****Houston Astros outfield prospect Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a home run for Double-A Corpus Christi.

****Miami Marlins rookie Trevor Richards went 4.2 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers while striking out 10.

****Other highlights can be found in yesterday’s Gameday discussion thread.


****New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier, out since the middle of spring training with a concussion, will reportedly begin a rehab assignment today or tomorrow in High-A.


****Eric Longenhagen’s chats at Fangraphs are always informative.