Dominican Summer League Indians

The Dominican Summer League Indians are a minor league baseball team in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. They are a Rookie-level team in the Dominican Summer League and are an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Since 2011, the DSL Indians have played their home games at the Academia de Prospecto Complex in San Antonio de Guerra.[1]

As of the 2017 season, the Indians operate an additional club, the DSL Indians/Brewers, with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Dominican Summer Indians
Boca Chica
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueDominican Summer League
DivisionBoca Chica Northwest
Major league affiliations
CurrentCleveland Indians
Minor league titles
League titles (2)
  • 2002
  • 2004
Team data
NicknameIndians
BallparkAcademia de Prospecto Complex
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Cleveland Indians
ManagerJesús Tavárez (DSL Indians)
Alcides Melendez (DSL Indians/Brewers)

Rosters

Dominican Summer League Indians roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 39 Luis Almonte
  • -- Adenys Bautista
  • -- Albert Breton
  • 46 Miguel Cordones
  • 37 Robert Cruz
  • 58 Abraham Figueroa
  • -- Daniel Figueroa
  • 41 Logan Franco
  • 40 Yonaiker Garcia
  • 50 Elvis Jerez
  • 46 Euclides Lopez
  • 33 Steven Perez
  • 60 Felix Polanco
  • 57 Tomas Reyes
  • -- Andy Rubio
  • 38 Christian Sosa
  • -- Heylin Taveras
  • 48 Adauri Vicente
  • 34 Hugo Villalobos

Catchers

  •  6 Richard Paz
  • 12 Victor Planchart
  • -- Robinson Ramos

Infielders

  • 17 Nehemias Celesten
  • 22 Moises De La Cruz
  •  7 Dayan Frias
  • 16 Jesús Lara
  • 13 Angel Martinez
  •  9 Joseph Paulino
  •  2 Gabriel Rodriguez

Outfielders

  •  1 Daniel Aguilar
  • 26 Jorge Burgos
  • 24 Derian Perez
  •  8 Skeiling Rodriguez
  • 27 Sterling Romero

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Carlos Fermin (bench)
  • -- Jesús Sánchez (pitching)
  • -- Chris Smith (hitting)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Cleveland Indians 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated July 4, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Dominican Summer League
Cleveland Indians minor league players

Dominican Summer League Indians/Brewers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 74 Deybi Arias
  • -- Reny Artiles
  • -- Dahan Batista
  • 57 Juan Chourio
  • 29 David Flores
  • 49 Frederic Garcia
  • -- Yeury Gervacio
  • -- Erick Heredia
  • 68 Starling Javier
  • 51 Edwin Jimenez
  • 47 Daniel Martinez
  • -- Edinson Mejia
  • 59 Ronald Parra
  • 88 Ronnald Rojas
  • 79 Leony Rosario
  • 54 José Ruviera
  • 53 Felipito Santos
  • 37 Yostin Villalobos

Catchers

  • -- Lahiorne Diaz
  • 19 Luis Valderrama

Infielders

  • -- José Baez
  • 38 Angel Bautista
  • 24 Alberis Ferrer
  • 11 Henyer Gomez
  • 14 Elian Gonzalez
  • -- Francisco Gonzalez
  • 31 Eduin Lugo
  • 23 Alan Meza
  • 17 Carlos Roa
  • 15 Junior Sanquintin

Outfielders

  • 84 Francis Casado
  • 20 Jeicor Cristian
  •  6 Isaac Curbata
  • 22 Bryan Dimas
  •  3 Bryan Nino
  • 64 Vitor Watanabe

Manager

  • -- Alcides Melendez

Coaches

  • -- Jesús Hernández (pitching)
  • -- José Peña (hitting)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Cleveland Indians 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated July 4, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Dominican Summer League
Cleveland Indians minor league players

References

  1. ^ "Indians Open New Facility in Dominican Republic". Cleveland Indians. Retrieved 2017-10-18.

External links

Academia de Prospecto Complex

The Academia de Prospecto Complex is a stadium complex in San Antonio de Guerra, Dominican Republic. It is the home of the Dominican Summer League Indians and the Dominican Summer League Indians/Brewers. It is also where the Cleveland Indians organization conducts all of its Latin American operations.

Cleveland Indians minor league players

Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Cleveland Indians system.

Danny Salazar

Daniel Dariel Salazar (born January 11, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). Danny Salazar has earned the nickname “The Dragon” due to the velocity of his fastball.

Dominican Summer League Brewers

The Dominican Summer League Brewers are a minor league baseball team of the Dominican Summer League (DSL) that began play in 1992 as a Rookie-level affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. They are located in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, and play their home games at the José Rijo Complex. The Brewers fielded no DSL team from 2004 to 2008. In 2009, the team shared a team with the Baltimore Orioles before once again fielding a team in 2010. In 2017 in addition to their own team, they also shared a team with the Cleveland Indians.

Dominican Summer League rosters

Below are the full rosters and coaching staff of the 44 teams of Minor League Baseball's Dominican Summer League.

Elvis Araújo

Elvis Alejandro Araújo (born July 15, 1991) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Erik González

Erik González (born August 31, 1991) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Cleveland Indians.

Gio Urshela

Giovanny Urshela (born October 11, 1991) is a Colombian professional baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians.

Urshela made his MLB debut with Cleveland in 2015. After playing sparingly for Cleveland in 2015 and 2017, he played briefly for Toronto in 2018, before being sold to the Yankees for cash considerations. Urshela emerged as a hitter for the Yankees during the 2019 season.

Jesús Aguilar

Jesús Alexander Aguilar (born June 30, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2014 with the Cleveland Indians, and also played for the Milwaukee Brewers. Aguilar was an All-Star in 2018.

Jesús Tavárez

Jesús Rafael Tavárez Alcántaras (born March 26, 1971) is a former professional baseball outfielder and current manager of the Dominican Summer League Indians, an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball, playing mainly in center field for three different teams from 1994-1998 seasons. He also played two seasons for the Haitai Tigers of the KBO League. Listed at 6' 0", 170 lb., he was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.

Tavárez entered the majors in 1994 with the Florida Marlins, playing for them three years before joining the Boston Red Sox (1997) and Baltimore Orioles (1998). His most productive season came in 1995 with the Marlins, when he posted career-numbers in batting average (.289), home runs (2), runs (31), RBI (13) and stolen bases (7). The next season, he appeared in a career-high 98 games, while hitting just .219.

In a five-season career, Tavárez was a .239 hitter (101-for-228) with three home runs and 33 RBI in 228 games, including 12 doubles, three triples and 13 stolen bases. He also played in the Seattle, Florida, Boston, Baltimore and San Francisco minor league systems from 1990–99, hitting .274 with 22 home runs and 259 RBI in 741 games.

Jhonny Peralta

Jhonny Antonio Peralta (born May 28, 1982) is a Dominican former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Cleveland Indians signed him as an amateur free agent in his native Dominican Republic in 1999, and he made his major league debut for the Indians on June 12, 2003. He subsequently played for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. A solid hitter with power, Peralta has rated average defensively. He throws and bats right-handed, stands 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m), and weighs 225 pounds (102 kg).

Peralta was the 2004 Indians Minor League Player of the Year as well as the International League Most Valuable Player for one of Cleveland's minor league affiliates, the Buffalo Bisons, after batting .326 with 44 doubles, 15 home runs and 86 runs batted in. Buffalo was also the International League champion that same season.

Each year from 2005 through 2015, Peralta reached at least 100 hits, and double figures in both home runs and doubles. He is a three-time MLB All-Star selection. He set single-season home run records for shortstops for two franchises – for the Indians in 2005, and the Cardinals in 2014. While a member of the Tigers in 2013, he served a 50-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal. In 2017 he batted .204/.259/.204, and in July 2017 he was released by the Red Sox.

Julián Tavárez

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List of Cleveland Indians minor league affiliates

The Cleveland Indians farm system consists of nine Minor League Baseball affiliates across the United States and in the Dominican Republic. Five teams are independently owned, while four—two Arizona League Indians and two Dominican Summer League Indians squads—are owned by the major league club.

The Indians have been affiliated with the Double-A Canton–Akron Indians/Akron Aeros/RubberDucks of the Eastern League since 1989, making it the longest-running active affiliation in the organization among teams not owned by the Indians. This is also the longest affiliation in the team's history. Their newest affiliate is the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League which became the Indians' Class A-Advanced club in 2015.Geographically, Cleveland's closest domestic affiliate is the Lake County Captains of the Class A Midwest League which is approximately 16 miles (26 km) away. Cleveland's furthest domestic affiliate is the Arizona League Indians of the Rookie League Arizona League some 1,763 miles (2,837 km) away.

Luis Lugo

Luis Eduardo Lugo Lareschi (born March 5, 1994) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago Cubs organization. Lugo was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent on February 28, 2011.

Milwaukee Brewers minor league players

Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Milwaukee Brewers system.

Outline of the Dominican Republic

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Dominican Republic:

Dominican Republic – sovereign state occupying the eastern five-eighths of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. Its capital, Santo Domingo, was Western Europe's first permanent settlement in, and the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World. For most of its independent history, the nation experienced political turmoil and unrest, suffering through many non-representative and tyrannical governments. Since the death of military dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina in 1961, the Dominican Republic has moved toward representative democracy.

Phillips Valdez

Phillips Valdez (born November 16, 1991) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Franchise
Ballparks
Culture and lore
Rivalries
Key personnel
Postseason appearances (14)
Division championships (10)
American League pennants (6)
World Series championships (2)
Hall of Fame inductees
Minors
Boca Chica North
Boca Chica South
Boca Chica Northwest
Boca Chica Baseball City
San Pedro de Macorís

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