Dominican Summer League Blue Jays
Dominican Summer League Blue Jays|
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Dominican Summer League|
|Division||Boca Chica Baseball City Los Rieles|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (1)||1991|
|Ballpark||Baseball City Complex|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
The Dominican Summer Blue Jays are a baseball team in the Dominican Summer League. The DSL is a rookie level competition, and therefore the team is a rookie affiliate. The team plays in the San Pedro de Macorís division.
The team plays at Boca Chica Baseball City Complex along with Dominican Summer League Diamondbacks, Dominican Summer League Orioles, Dominican Summer League White Sox and Dominican Summer League Reds. The facility opened in 2004 and has 10 full baseball diamonds and two smaller diamonds. The facility is located 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi) northwest of Boca Chica on Los Rieles just off of Autopista Las Americas.
Dominican Summer League Blue Jays roster
- Carlos Villalobos, hitting coach
- Julio Germosen, coach
- Rafael Lazo, pitching
- Pablo Cruz, Field Coordinator:
- Darwin Tavarez, Trainer
- Ysidro Reyes, Assistant Trainer
- Imbewer Alvarez, S&C Coach
- Miguel Martinez, Assistant S&C Coach
There were two Blue Jays teams during the 2007 and 2008 seasons with designation Blue Jays 1 and Blue Jays 2.
|2009 Blue Jays (only fielded one team)||43||26|
|2008 Blue Jays1||35||33|
|2007 Blue Jays1||23||47|
|2006 Blue Jays (only fielded one team)||44||29|
2008 Summer Season
In 2008 both the Blue Jays1 and Blue Jays2 who are affiliates of the Toronto Blue Jays, play in the Boca Chica South division at the Toronto Blue Jays complex in the Dominican Republic. They play 72 games between the end of May until mid to late August with playoffs beginning at the end of August. The players in this league wear uniforms identical to the Major League teams.
The Bona Chica South division includes the following affiliated teams:
|Dominican Summer Red Sox||Red Sox Academy|
|DSL Cubs 2||Baseball City|
|DSL White Sox 2||Baseball City|
|DSL Marlins||Prospect Academy|
|DSL Royals||Royals Academy|
|DSL Dodgers||Campo Las Palmas|
|DSL Mets||Mets Academy|
|DSL Yankees 1||Yankees Academy|
|DSL Giants||Fuerza Aérea|
|DSL Rays||Campo Las Palmas|
The 2008 Dominican Summer League All Star game held on Sunday July 27 included two Toronto Blue Jay prospects:
|Catcher, Carlos Perez|
|Infielder, Oliver Dominguez|
On Wednesday July 23, 2008 the Toronto Blue Jays signed 16-year-old 6-3, 180-pound Dominican shortstop Gustavo Pierre (although expected to be moved to the outfield) as an international free agent for a signing bonus worth an estimated $700,000 and will start in the Dominican Summer League.
The 2008 Dominican Summer League season for Blue Jays1 ended with a record of 35 Wins and 33 Losses finishing 4th in the group and 13 Games Back from the Giants who were Division Champions.
2009 Summer Season
The Blue Jays now have one DSL team in the Boca Chica North Division and finished the season 4th, 8 games back of the DSL Giants who won the division. The 2009 DSL Blue Jays finished the season with a record of 43 Wins and 26 Losses.
2010 Summer Season
In 2010 the Blue Jays DSL team moved into the San Pedro Division.