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Rays prospect Brent Honeywell to miss remainder of 2019 season

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Bad news for the Rays: No. 2 prospect Brent Honeywell is expected to miss the rest of the 2019 season after fracturing a bone in his elbow. Honeywell sustained the fracture sometime during a bullpen session on Saturday and, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, is scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday.

The 24-year-old right-hander was working his way back from a recent Tommy John surgery when the incident occurred. Topkin adds that there are plans in place to “check on the integrity of Tommy John repair” during Monday’s procedure, though it’s unclear what other corrective measures might need to be taken.

In any case, it’s a tragic development in the righty’s long path to the majors. According to MLB Pipeline, he ranks second in the Rays’ system and 25th among the league’s top 100 prospects. He last appeared for the Rays in back-to-back stints at Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham in 2017, pitching to a combined 13-9 record in 26 starts with a 3.82 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and 11.3 SO/9 through 136 2/3 innings.

Orioles set new MLB record with 259th home run allowed

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Update (9:04 PM EST): The game went into a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-2 tie, so the game isn’t official yet. Which means the Orioles aren’t yet the official record holders.

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A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.

The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.

David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.

The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.