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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Zombro makes season debut

After an appearance in a big league spring training game, Tyler Zombro made his official return to game action Sunday.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays-Workouts Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

After his terrifying head injury last season, Tyler Zombro was back in action for Durham Sunday. It was a great moment — Norfolk was prepared, and players from both teams came out of the dugout to give him a standing ovation.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (7-11, T-8th out of 10)

Durham allows 6 unanswered runs in loss
Bulls shut out
Durham routs Norfolk
Early deficit too much for Bulls
Durham hangs on in Yarbrough’s return
Bats back Zombro in return

Vidal Brujan: 2-for-9, 3 R, 1 3B, 3 BB, 2 K, 1-for-1 SB (.925)
Jonathan Aranda: 11-for-25, 5 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K (.733)
Rene Pinto: 3-for-12, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K (.729)
Ford Proctor: 3-for-18, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 9 K (.690)

Ryan Yarbrough: one-third IP, 1 H, 2 R (1 ER), 4 BB, 0 K
Tommy Romero: 3 IP, 4 H, 5 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 4 K (4.05)
Calvin Faucher: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K (3.72)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (7-7, 2nd out of 4)

Montgomery wins opener in Pensacola
Biscuits allow 5 unanswered runs in loss
Montgomery wastes Bradley’s 5 scoreless innings
Jones, Qsar lead Biscuits over Blue Wahoos
Montgomery hangs on for win
Biscuits drop series finale

Curtis Mead: 3-for-19, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 5 K (.816)
Greg Jones: 5-for-22, 4 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 9 K, 2-for-2 SB (.575)
Austin Shenton: 4-for-17, 1 R, 1 2B, 4 BB, 5 K (.906)
Kameron Misner: 4-for-14, 5 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 8 BB, 6 K, 1-for-1 SB (.805)
Blake Hunt: 1-for-11, 1 R, 3 K (.655)

Taj Bradley: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (1.29)
Ian Seymour: 2 23 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (10.00)
Jayden Murray: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K (3.09)

High-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (11-4, 1st out of 7)

Dyer walk-off single lifts Bowling Green
Hot Rods can’t rally from early deficit
Hernandez, Simon homers not enough
Bowling Green falls to Rome
Hot Rods rally late for comeback win
Bowling Green crushes Rome to split series

Alika Williams: 2-for-9, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K (.659)
Osleivis Basabe: 6-for-20, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1-for-1 SB (.622)
Heriberto Hernandez: 6-for-20, 4 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, 7 K, 1-for-1 SB (1.081)

Seth Johnson: 2 23 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (5.79)
Joe LaSorsa: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K (2.57)
Sean Mullen: 5 23 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (2.70)

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs (10-5, T-1st out of 6)

Charleston crushes Salem
RiverDogs fall to Red Sox
Charleston rallies for 10-inning win
Williams, RiverDogs pile up runs in win
Charleston scores 10 again in another win
Goss, bullpen shut out Salem

Carson Williams: 10-for-20, 6 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K (1.147)
Willy Vasquez: 5-for-25, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 8 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K, 2-for-2 SB (.593)
Dru Baker: 8-for-20, 4 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 BB, 4 K, 4-for-5 SB (1.295)

Sandy Gaston: 2 23 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (15.95)
JJ Goss: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (1.50)
Aneudy Cortorreal: 4 23 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K (0.00)

Stats are from Baseball Reference.

This week’s games

Durham

Tuesday, April 26 vs. Memphis 11:05 a.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, April 27 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, April 28 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, April 29 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, April 30 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, May 1 vs. Memphis 5:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Montgomery

Tuesday, April 26 vs. Mississippi 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, April 27 vs. Mississippi 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, April 28 vs. Mississippi 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, April 29 vs. Mississippi 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, April 30 vs. Mississippi 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, May 1 vs. Mississippi 4:33 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Bowling Green

Tuesday, April 26 @ Brooklyn 7 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, April 27 @ Brooklyn 7 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, April 28 @ Brooklyn 7 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, April 29 @ Brooklyn 7 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, April 30 @ Brooklyn 2 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, May 1 @ Brooklyn 2 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Charleston

Tuesday, April 26 @ Fredericksburg 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, April 27 @ Fredericksburg 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, April 28 @ Fredericksburg 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, April 29 @ Fredericksburg 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, April 30 @ Fredericksburg 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, May 1 @ Fredericksburg 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Scouting the opposition

Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis)
9-9 (T-6th out of 10)
Offense: 97 R (6th out of 20) .744 OPS (6th out of 20)
Pitching: 5.23 ERA (15th out of 20) 1.44 WHIP (14th out of 20)
Top-30 prospects: IF Nolan Gorman (2), LHP Matthew Liberatore (3), C Ivan Herrera (5), 1B Juan Yepez (10), OF Alec Burleson (11), 2B Brendan Donovan (14), LHP Zack Thompson (16), RHP Angel Rondon (21), RHP Jake Walsh (25), LHP Connor Thomas (30)

Mississippi Braves
4-11 (4th out of 4)
Offense: 60 R (7th out of 8) .670 OPS (8th out of 8)
Pitching: 4.58 ERA (7th out of 8) WHIP 1.50 WHIP (8th out of 8)
Top-30 prospects: OF Michael Harris (1), OF Jesse Franklin (7), RHP Freddy Tarnok (8), LHP Jared Shuster (11), RHP Darius Vines (12), RHP Indigo Diaz (17), RHP Alan Rangel (23), IF Luke Waddell (27), OF Trey Harris (29)

Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)
8-7 (T-2nd out of 6)
Offense: 46 R (12th out of 12) .580 OPS (12th out of 12)
Pitching: 2.75 ERA (1st out of 12) 1.25 WHIP (3rd out of 12)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Jaylen Palmer (14), RHP Junior Santos (17), IF Jose Peroza (20), 1B J.T. Schwartz (25)

Fredericksburg Nationals
11-4 (1st out of 6)
Offense: 128 R (1st out of 12) .863 OPS (1st out of 12)
Pitching: 5.04 ERA (7th out of 12) 1.37 WHIP (5th out of 12)
Top-30 prospects: SS Brady House (3), RHP Andry Lara (6), OF Jeremy De La Rosa (14), SS Sammy Infante (20), C Drew Millas (30)