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The League


The Dominican Summer League (DSL) is a minor league at the Rookie-International level. This level is the first step on the minor league ladder for most Latin-American international signees. The DSL operates exclusively out of the Dominican Republic. The league was founded in 1985 and operates on a short season schedule from late May or early June through late August.

Teams


Boca Chica (North)
Cubs 1
Diamondbacks
Indians
Orioles
Reds
Rockies
Twins
White Sox1
Yankees 2
Diamondbacks/Reds

Boca Chica (South)
Blue Jays 1
Blue Jays 2
Dodgers
Giants
Marlins
Mets
Red Sox
Royals
Yankees 1
Rays
White Sox 2
Cubs 2

Santo Domingo Norte
Cardinals
Athletics 1
Athletics 2
Phillies
Mariners

Santo Domingo Oeste
Tigers
Padres
Nationals I
Nationals II

San Pedro de Macoris
Angels
Astros
Braves
Pirates (2012 Champions)
Rangers
Rangers II

League Info


Roster Restrictions: Roster limit of 35 players, with 30 being active and eligible per game. No more than eight players may be 20 years old or older and no more than two players may be 21 years old or older. At least 10 of the players must be pitchers. No player may have four or more years of prior Minor League service. Most players are Dominican.
Regular Season: All divisions play 72 games over 84 calendar days, except for Cibao which plays 68 games. The league start date is the first Saturday in June and the end date is the last Friday in August. The Santo Domingo Oeste, Santo Domingo Norte, and San Pedro de MacorĂ­s divisions do not play games on Sundays. The Boca Chico division has a rotating off-day (due to an odd number of teams through out the season) as well as two division-wide off days. The Cibao division does not have off-days. There are no inter-divisional games. The Santo Domingo Oeste, Santo Domingo Norte, and San Pedro de MacorĂ­s divisions have game start times of 10:30 AM; Cibao games start at 12:00 PM; Boca Chica games start at 11:30 AM.
Postseason: The five division winners and one wild card winner advance to the playoffs and are ranked by their winning percentage. The top two ranked teams receive a bye to the second round of the playoffs.
All-Star Game: Third Sunday in July.


Links


DSL Official Website
MiLB.com DSL Page