Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

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Caleb Dirks joins Quakes Relief Corps So Cal native strikes out four of eight batters he faced in Sunday debut

On Thursday, July 2, the Dodgers jumped into the international signing pool with both feet. There was no testing the water. They just plunged in head first. Some say they caused waves on the international scene. However I expect for MLB teams that were not as aggressive as the Dodgers nor as willing to spend […]

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Meet Quakes new second baseman Tim Locastro – bruises and all

The roster of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes changed dramatically on Thursday, July 2nd. Three young players acquired in trades by the Dodgers from outside their farm system were assigned to the Dodgers’ Advanced Single-A affiliate. The Dodgers added a total of four players to strengthen their farm system without subtracting any of their own prospects. […]

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Dodgers acquire former 2nd & 13th round draft picks from Blue Jays Team gives up 3 international singing slots in exchange for RHP and IF prospects

The Dodgers have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Chase DeJong and infielder Tim Locastro from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for three international signing slots: 27, 57 and 117. DeJong and Locastro have been assigned to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. DeJong, 21, was recently promoted to the Blue Jays’ Single-A Dunedin affiliate in the Florida […]

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Quakes Paul Hoenecke sees hitting streak end at 16

Dodger fans who attended games at Camelback Ranch this past spring may not have seen his name, but they undoubtedly heard it over the PA system – Paul Hoenecke. The Kewaskum, Wisconsin native, who will turn 25 on July 8, appeared in five games for the Dodgers as one of the many late-inning replacements wearing one […]

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Crawford exits rehab game after being hit by pitch

After hitting an RBI triple in his first at-bat of his second rehab game with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Wednesday night, Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford was hit by a pitch in his second at-bat forcing him to exit the game in the third inning. The pitch, a 94-MPH fastball thrown by High Desert Mavericks right-hander Connor Sadzeck, […]

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Hard work, personal sacrifice paying off for Kyle Garlick 28th-round draft pick moving quickly through Dodgers farm system

Kyle Garlick has had to make some difficult decisions in his young life, certainly more than most young men his age should have had to make. The 23-year-old outfielder from Chino Hills, California – a short 45-minute drive from Dodger Stadium – began his college baseball career at the University of Oregon, graduating in the spring of 2014. In his […]

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Quakes Trinkwon and Bellinger shine in All-Star Game Rancho Cucamonga second baseman named MVP as Cal League tops Carolina League 9-2

Last week Rancho Cucamonga Quakes second baseman Brandon Trinkwon said that he was honored to be selected to represent the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate in the upcoming 2015 California League – Carolina League All-Star Game, especially since the event was being hosted at his team’s home ballpark. “It’s an honor, it’s fun,” Trinkwon said. “It’s […]

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De Leon wins game for Drillers with arm and bat

If you are one of the many Dodger fans who follow the team’s minor league affiliates then seeing Dodgers top pitching prospect Jose De Leon win a game is nothing new to you. After all, the 22-year-old Isabela, Puerto Rico native was 4-1 with the Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes this season with a 1.67 […]

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Tickets still available for Tueday’s Cal League – Carolina League All-Star Game Prestigious event to be held at Rancho Cucamonga's LoanMart Field

What do Yasmani Grandal, Nathan Eovaldi, Buster Posey, Chase Headley, Billy Hamilton, Sean Doolittle, Pablo Sandoval, Peter Bourjos, Wade LeBlanc and more recently Carlos Correa and Corey Seager have in common? They all represented the California League in the prestigious California League versus Carolina League All-Star Game. The annual event showcases the very best that […]

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Arizona League Dodgers begin play Nick Sell makes a good first impression

Play in the rookie level Arizona League began on Saturday, June 20th. The fourteen team league plays its 56 game schedule in and around the Phoenix area at the spring training facilities of their parent major league clubs. The AZL Dodgers play their home games at the Camelback Ranch complex shared by the parent Dodgers […]

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