Newsmakers from Friday's action:

Anderson Epinoza, rhp, Padres. Espinoza, the No. 64 overall prospect at midseason despite not pitching in 2017, will have Tommy John surgery next week, the Padres announced. Espinoza, acquired from the Red Sox in July 2016 for lefthander Drew Pomeranz, reported tightness in his forearm in April and had only recently started a throwing program.

Billy McKinney, lf, Yankees. The recent play of the 2013 first-round pick—plus the current depth of big league outfield—allowed the Yankees to pull the trigger on the trade of Blake Rutherford to the White Sox earlier this month. McKinney has been on fire since his promotion to Triple-A and that continued Friday when he was 4-for-5 with a double, two triples and a grand slam as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Charlotte 15-8. The six RBIs are a career-high. BB&T Ballpark is a launching pad without a doubt, but McKinney is hitting .333/.375/.633 in 90 at-bats now since his promotion.

Jose Siri, cf, Reds. Siri was 1-for-5 Friday for low Class A Dayton in a 3-1 win over Lansing (Blue Jays), extending his hit streak to 33 games, second-longest in Midwest League history behind just Tony Toups, who hit in 35 in a row for Waterloo in 1977. Siri is also second in the MWL in homers with 18 and leads the circuit with 29 steals.

Nick Senzel, 3b, Reds. Double-A Pensacola beat Biloxi (Brewers) 4-3 Friday and Senzel was a big reason why. The No. 2 overall pick in June 2016 was 4-for-4 with a triple and two-run homer. Senzel hit well at high Class A but has been even better at Double-A, slashing .331/.386/.521.

Merandy Gonzalez, rhp, Mets. The Mets traded their No. 9 prospect at midseason, along with outfielder Ricardo Cespedes, to the Marlins for righthanded closer A.J. Ramos. Read more about it here.