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The Untouchables

With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline a little over a month away, this is the time of year where we begin hearing the word “untouchable.” By this, of course, we’re talking about blue chip prospects within the Dodgers minor league system that have a very real shot at making it the the major leagues […]

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Puig’s rehab was a lot more than just a rehab Dodgers right fielder credits Quakes coaching staff for his recent success at the plate

Being a professional baseball coach or manager is a lot like Wi-Fi – nobody notices they’re even there until something goes terribly wrong. (h/t to Orange County Register’s Bill Plunkett for that brilliant analogy). Seriously, when was the last time you heard baseball fans clamoring for a manager or coach to be fired on a winning […]

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Dodgers acquire pitcher Layne Somsen off waivers

The Dodgers have claimed right-handed relief pitcher Layne Somsen off waivers from the New York Yankees. Somsen has been a man on the move having previously been claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds by the Yankees back on May 24. Somsen was originally selected by the Reds in the 22nd round of the 2013 First-Year […]

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Arizona League Dodgers begin season on a winning note

Play in the rookie level Arizona League began on Monday, 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 The AZL Dodgers play their home games at the Camelback Ranch complex shared by the parent […]

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Ogden Raptors kick off 2016 season

The Ogden Raptors are the Dodgers’ Rookie League team in the Pioneer league. The Raptors are an advanced rookie team that became affiliated with the Dodgers in 2003. Prior to that, the Ogden team was an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Ogden, with a population of about 83,000, claims to be the oldest settlement in […]

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Nine Drillers named to Texas League All-Star team

The 2016 Texas League All-Star game will be played on Tuesday, June 28 at Springfield’s Hammons Field. Tulsa Driller fans, able to attend or watch, are in for a treat. Well, it’s the same treat they have been enjoying all season long but on a bigger stage. Nine Drillers have been voted in to represent […]

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Brock Stewart makes Triple-A Debut

One of the surprises in the 2016 Dodgers minor league system has been 24-year old right-hand pitcher Brock Stewart. He was selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2014 First Year Player Draft out of Illinois State University. He had been drafted by the New York Mets in the 40th round of […]

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There’s something special happening in Tulsa Dodgers pitching prospect Chase De Jong quietly performing magic with Drillers

With most of the baseball world focusing on the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft currently underway in Secaucus, New Jersey and nearly every Dodger fan engrossed in the extremely crucial Dodgers-Giants series taking place at AT&T Park in San Francisco this weekend, it’s easy to understand how and why the Dodgers Double-A affiliate Tulsa Drillers might get overlooked […]

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Dennis Santana lone Great Lakes Loons All-Star

The 52nd Midwest League All-Star Game is scheduled for June 21st at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The Kernels last hosted the Midwest League All-Star game in 2004. The Midwest League announced its Eastern and Western Division All-Star rosters Tuesday afternoon. The lone Great Lakes Loons player […]

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Quakes Jeff Malm makes transition to pitching Former first baseman enjoying success on the mound for first place Quakes

The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the High-A California League are currently in first place in the Southern Division of the league with a half-game lead over the High Desert Mavericks. They also have the second best winning percentage at .615 in the entire league. Supported by arguably the best offense in the league, the pitching staff […]

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