Hoes gets promotion; a couple of other minor league notes
Orioles second base prospect LJ Hoes has been promoted from Single-A Frederick to Double-A Bowie.
Hoes, 21, batted .241 with three homers, 17 RBIs and four steals in 41 games for the Keys. He got off to a really poor start but has raised his average in the past couple of weeks.
Hoes, a Bowie native who was the Orioles' third-round pick in 2008, is ranked as the Orioles' fourth-best prospect by Baseball America. He played in three games for Bowie last year, going 2-for-9 with an RBI.
Catcher Luis Bernardo was transferred to the Gulf Coast League team. The Orioles are talking about converting Bernardo into a pitcher because he just hasn't hit, carrying a .221 career minor league average into this season.
Catcher Adam Donachie was transferred to Fredrick to take Bernardo's place.
Keys right-hander Bobby Bundy was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week.
Single-A Delmarva's Mike Flacco was named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week. Yes, Mike is Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's brother, if you are not familiar.