Dominican Summer League Red Sox
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Minor league affiliations
ClassRookie
LeagueDominican Summer League
DivisionNorthwest (DSL Red Sox Red)
North (DSL Red Sox Blue)[1]
Major league affiliations
TeamBoston Red Sox
Minor league titles
League titles (1)2016
Team data
NameRed Sox
BallparkEl Toro Complex
carr. Mella KM 23.5, El Toro, DR
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Boston Red Sox
General managerJosé Zapata (field coordinator)
ManagerOzzie Chavez & Sandy Madera

The Dominican Summer League Red Sox, often called the DSL Red Sox,[a] are a Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball, playing in the foreign Dominican Summer League. The team, classed as a Rookie League franchise, plays at the El Toro Complex in the Dominican Republic.

For the 2021 Boston Red Sox season, the field coordinator is José Zapata, and the Red Sox are fielding two teams; one managed by Ozzie Chavez and the other managed by Sandy Madera.[2]

History

The Red Sox have fielded at least one team in the DSL each season since 1996; the team that season was a cooperative with the Houston Astros. Since 1997, the Red Sox have fielded their own team. In some seasons, the Red Sox have fielded two teams in the league. This first occurred in 2003, when the Venezuelan general strike of 2002–03 impacted the Venezuelan Summer League, where the Red Sox also had an affiliate.[3] The Red Sox have fielded two DSL teams each season since 2015, except for 2017.[4] When two teams are fielded, they are distinguished by the suffixes 1 and 2, or Blue and Red (e.g. DSL Red Sox 1).

In several seasons, the Red Sox have fielded a cooperative team with one or more other MLB clubs; this was the case in 1989 (with the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers), 1990 (with the Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres), 1996 (with the Astros), 2000 (with the Arizona Diamondbacks), and 2001 (with the Cleveland Indians).

The DSL Red Sox reached the league championship series in 2014, and DSL Red Sox 1 won the league championship series in 2016.[5]

Notable alumni include Hanley Ramírez, who played with the team in 2001,[6][7] Xander Bogaerts, who hit .314 with the team during the 2010 season,[8] and Rafael Devers, who hit .337 with the team during the 2014 season.[8]

Results by year

Cooperative teams

Year Team Division Manager W–L Record Finish Postseason
1989 Red Sox/Orioles/Brewers 16–39
1990 Tigers/Padres/Red Sox 8–62
1996 Astros/Red Sox San Pedro de Macoris Rick Aponte 29–39 4th of 7
2000 Diamondbacks/Red Sox San Pedro de Macoris 15–55 9th of 10
2001 Indians/Red Sox Santo Domingo West 25–43 8th of 8

Red Sox teams

Year Team Division Manager W–L Record Finish Postseason
1997 Red Sox San Pedro de Macoris Nelson Norman 25–46
1998 Red Sox San Pedro de Macoris Nelson Norman 37–30
1999 Red Sox San Pedro de Macoris Nelson Norman 30–40
2000 Red Sox San Pedro de Macoris Nelson Norman[9] 30–40
2001 Red Sox San Pedro de Macoris Guadalupe Jabalera[10] 28–42
2002 Red Sox Santo Domingo East Nelson Norman 41–31 lost to DSL Phillies[citation needed]
2003 Red Sox 1 Santo Domingo East Nelson Paulino 28–38
Red Sox 2 Santo Domingo North 23–44
2004 Red Sox Santo Domingo East - American Nelson Paulino 33–35
2005 Red Sox Boca Chica - American Nelson Paulino 26–42 3rd of 4
2006 Red Sox Boca Chica - American Nelson Paulino[11] 23–47 3rd of 3
2007 Red Sox Boca Chica North José Zapata 38–31 4th of 8
2008 Red Sox Boca Chica South José Zapata 43–27 3rd of 12
2009 Red Sox Boca Chica North José Zapata 44–25 3rd of 12
2010 Red Sox Boca Chica North José Zapata 37–35 5th (tie) of 12
2011 Red Sox Boca Chica North José Zapata 38–33 4th of 9
2012 Red Sox Boca Chica North José Zapata 41–29 4th of 6
2013 Red Sox Boca Chica Northwest José Zapata 46–24 1st of 8 lost in semi-finals to DSL Rangers
2014 Red Sox Boca Chica South José Zapata 50–19 1st of 10 lost in finals to DSL Rangers 1
2015 Red Sox 1 Boca Chica South José Zapata 28–44 8th of 10
Red Sox 2 San Pedro de Macoris Aly González 45–27 1st (tie) of 5 lost in quarterfinals to DSL Yankees 1
2016 Red Sox 1 Northwest José Zapata 50–18 1st of 8 won league championship
Red Sox 2 Northeast Aly González 47–22 1st of 6 lost in semi-finals to DSL Rangers
2017 Red Sox Northwest Aly González 47–24 1st (tie) of 8 lost in quarterfinals to DSL Dodgers 1
2018 Red Sox 1 Northwest Aly González 30–41 6th (tie) of 8
Red Sox 2 North Fernando Tatís 33–38 5th of 8
2019 Red Sox 1 Northwest Ozzie Chavez 38–33 4th of 8
Red Sox 2 North Fernando Tatís 31–39 6th of 8
2020 Red Sox Blue Ozzie Chavez Season cancelled,
COVID-19 pandemic
Red Sox Red Sandy Madera
2021 Red Sox Blue North Ozzie Chavez TBD
Red Sox Red Northwest Sandy Madera TBD

Notes:

Roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 37 Wandy Abreu
  • 48 Stiwar Adames
  • 55 Ali Ascanio
  • 50 Yizreel Burnet
  • -- Gary Calvo double-dagger
  • 51 Luis Cohen
  • 40 Willian Colmenares
  • 52 Ruben De La Cruz
  • 64 Inmer Lobo
  • 65 Carlos Mendoza
  • 58 Daniel Nunez
  • 70 Cristian Nunez
  • 15 Andres Ortuno
  • -- Antonio Police double-dagger
  • 24 Jean Carlos Reyes
  • 36 Denison Sanchez
  • 41 Elvis Soto
  • 20 Cesar Soto

Catchers

  •  3 Rivaldo Avila
  • 44 Miguel Rojas
  • 25 Anger Romero

Infielders

  •  9 Marvin Alcantara
  • 23 Josue Castillo
  • 28 Fraymi De Leon
  • 12 Kelvin Diaz
  • 31 Jhaydel Flores
  •  5 Andy Lugo
  • 22 Jose Mendez
  • 18 Helison Mota
  •  2 Yevganni Reinita
  • 60 Diego Rodriguez

Outfielders

  • 56 Albertson Asigen
  • 19 Karim Ayubi
  • 38 Henry Morales
  • 30 Giancarlos Santana
  • 35 Armando Sierra


Manager

  •   Ozzie Chavez

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg
7-day injured list
* On Boston Red Sox 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated July 31, 2022
Transactions
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Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 51 Royman Blanco
  • 57 Darlyn De La Cruz
  • 63 Junior Delanda
  • -- Jogly Garcia
  • 73 Smil Guzman
  • -- Andres Jimenez
  • 22 Irving Medina
  • 53 Alvaro Mejias
  • 18 Simon Pacheco
  • 36 Eybersson Polanco
  • -- Ovis Portes
  • 30 Dennis Reguillo
  • 72 Carlos Reyes
  • 48 Yonfi Rodriguez
  • 40 Cesar Ruiz
  • 16 Starlin Santos

Catchers

  •  5 Renny Flores
  • 24 Johanfran Garcia
  • -- Emmanuel Martinez

Infielders

  • 52 Yosander Asencio
  • 55 Frank Astacio
  •  2 Freili Encarnacion
  • 25 Jhon Garcia
  • 20 Axel James
  • 44 Yohander Linarez
  • 31 Franyer Noria
  • 41 Jancel Santana
  • 43 Claudio Simon

Outfielders

  • 49 Natanael Eusebio
  • 50 Jose Liriano
  • -- Cristofher Paniagua
  •  3 Ronny Ramirez
  • 60 Natanael Yuten


Manager

  •   Sandy Madera

Coaches

  •   Juan Hernandez (coach)
  •   Oscar Lira (pitching)
  •   Sixto Ortega (hitting)
  •   Carlos Vallejo (coach)


Injury icon 2.svg
7-day injured list
* On Boston Red Sox 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated July 31, 2022
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Dominican Summer League
Boston Red Sox minor league players

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Not to be confused with the defunct VSL Red Sox.

References

  1. ^ "2021 Info Guide". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 21, 2021 – via MiLB.com. ((cite magazine)): Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  2. ^ "Red Sox announce personnel moves in player development and Minor League field staffs". mlb.com (Press release). Boston Red Sox. January 29, 2021. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  3. ^ Edes, Gordon (April 16, 2003). "Red Sox Notebook". The Boston Globe. p. F3. Retrieved September 22, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Drellich, Evan (January 11, 2017). "Red Sox drop one Dominican Summer League team". Boston Herald. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Magee, Brandon (September 19, 2016). "The 2016 DSL Red Sox: Taking Pressure Off of Big Papi". sonsofsamhorn.com. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Doyle, Ricky (December 2, 2014). "Xander Bogaerts Similar To Young Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox Coach Says". NESN. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Magee, Brandon (May 29, 2015). "Minor League Report 5/29/15 – Dominican Summer League Begins". sonsofsamhorn.com. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Baseball-reference.com
  9. ^ Miller, Glenn (March 24, 2001). "New coaches significant despite lack of celebrity". The News-Press. Fort Myers, Florida. p. 5C. Retrieved September 22, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Edes, Gordon (December 7, 2000). "Sox caught on another pitchout". The Boston Globe. p. C6. Retrieved September 22, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Drive Announce Coaching Staff for 2019 Season". MiLB.com. January 10, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "DSL Red Sox". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "DSL Red Sox 1". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "DSL Red Sox 2". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2019.