Dominican Summer League Red Sox
|Dominican Summer League Red Sox|
Founded in 1997
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Dominican Summer League|
|Division||Northwest (DSL Red Sox 1)|
North (DSL Red Sox 2)
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Boston Red Sox|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (1)||2016|
|Ballpark||El Toro Complex|
carr. Mella KM 23.5, El Toro, DR
|Boston Red Sox|
|Manager||Fernando Tatís & Ozzie Chavez|
|General Manager||José Zapata (field coordinator)|
The Dominican Summer League Red Sox, often called the DSL Red Sox, 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.
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, "DSL Red Sox 1" and "DSL Red Sox 2". This was the case in 2003, and since 2015, with the exception of 2017.
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.
Notable alumni include Hanley Ramírez, who played with the team in 2001, Xander Bogaerts, who hit .314 with the team during the 2010 season, and Rafael Devers, who hit .337 with the team during the 2014 season.
Results by year
|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
|1997||Red Sox||San Pedro de Macoris|
|1998||Red Sox||San Pedro de Macoris|
|1999||Red Sox||San Pedro de Macoris|
|2000||Red Sox||San Pedro de Macoris|
|2001||Red Sox||San Pedro de Macoris|
|2002||Red Sox||Santo Domingo East|
|2003||Red Sox 1||Santo Domingo East|
|Red Sox 2||Santo Domingo North|
|2004||Red Sox||Santo Domingo East - American|
|2005||Red Sox||Boca Chica - American||26–42||3rd of 4|
|2006||Red Sox||Boca Chica - American||23–47||3rd of 3|
|2007||Red Sox||Boca Chica North||38–31||4th of 8|
|2008||Red Sox||Boca Chica South||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||TBD|
|Red Sox 2||North||Fernando Tatís||TBD|
- Finish position is within the team's Division
- Records of the 1997 through 2004 seasons are incomplete on Baseball-Reference.com
Additional info:
- In 2002, the DSL Red Sox won their league and were eliminated by the DSL Phillies in the playoffs.
- In 2003, the team finished 23–44, 18 games out of first place.
- In 2004, the team finished with a record of 33–35–1; the team finished in the middle of their division.
Dominican Summer League Red Sox 1 roster
7-day injured list
Dominican Summer League Red Sox 2 roster
7-day injured list
- "Red Sox Announce Personnel Moves in Player Development and Minor League Field Staffs". MiLB.com. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
- Drellich, Evan (January 11, 2017). "Red Sox drop one Dominican Summer League team". Boston Herald. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
- Magee, Brandon (September 19, 2016). "The 2016 DSL Red Sox: Taking Pressure Off of Big Papi". sonsofsamhorn.com. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
- Doyle, Ricky (December 2, 2014). "Xander Bogaerts Similar To Young Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox Coach Says". NESN. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
- Magee, Brandon (May 29, 2015). "Minor League Report 5/29/15 – Dominican Summer League Begins". sonsofsamhorn.com. Retrieved July 16, 2018.