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Andrew Toles, Josh Sborz win minor league weekly honors

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Josh Sborz has excelled in 2016 being used exclusively as a starting pitcher for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Josh Sborz has excelled in 2016 being used exclusively as a starting pitcher for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
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LOS ANGELS -- A pair of Dodgers minor leaguers won weekly honors on Monday, with Double-A outfielder Andrew Toles capturing Texas League Player of the Week honors, and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga pitcher Josh Sborz taking home Pitcher of the Week honors in the California League.

Toles hit .481/.533/.778 in six games for the Drillers last week, going 13-for-27 with four doubles, two triples, five runs batted in and seven runs scored. The 24-year-old former Rays third-round draft pick is hitting .328/.367/.508 with 20 doubles in 60 games across two levels this season, including .304/.339/.513 with 20 extra-base hits in 38 games for Tulsa entering play on Monday.

This was the third Player of the Week honor for Tulsa in four weeks, with second baseman Willie Calhoun capturing the award twice in the last three weeks.

Sborz allowed just one run on four hits total in 10 innings in his two starts for the Quakes, both wins, with 12 strikeouts and five walks. The 22-year-old, drafted by the Dodgers in 2015 in the Competitive Balance Round B, pick No 74 overall, has a 2.58 ERA in 13 starts this season in the offensive-friendly Cal League, with 72 strikeouts and 18 walks in 76⅔ innings.

Sborz was named to the California League All-Star team, and will represent the Quakes along with Andrew Sopko on Tuesday night at the California League / Carolina League All-Star Game in Lake Elsinore.