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2016 Dodgers Dominican Summer League rosters include Starling Heredia, Ronny Brito

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Play starts on Saturday.

The Dodgers signed outfielder Starling Heredia on July 2, 2015, for a reported bonus of $2.6 million
The Dodgers signed outfielder Starling Heredia on July 2, 2015, for a reported bonus of $2.6 million
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The Dominican Summer League begins play on Saturday, starting a 72-game season that runs through Aug. 27. The Dodgers are actually fielding two teams this year, which isn't surprising given their increased expenditures in young international talent in the last few years.

They aren't the only team to field two teams; eight other teams have two squads in the DSL.

Though the teams are named for Tommy Lasorda and longtime scout Ralph Avila, they are known in the standings and on the schedule as DSL Dodgers 1 and DSL Dodgers 2, respectively. They play home games at the Dodgers facility at Campo Las Palmas.

Some of the names are recognizable from the recent international hauls by the Dodgers. Outfielder Starling Herediia (signed to a $2.6 million bonus during this signing period) and infielder Ronny Brito ($2 million) are on DSL Dodgers 2, while infielders Oneil Cruz ($950,000) and Lucas Tirado ($1 million in 2013), plus outfielder Carlos Rincon ($350,000) are among the players on DSL Dodgers 1.

Here are the rosters for both Dodgers DSL teams

DSL Dodgers 1

Pos Player B/T 2016 age Country
P Bryan Castillo R/R 17 Dominican Republic
P Jose Chacin R/R 19 Venezuela
P Celis Flames R/R 18 Venezuela
P Max Gooding L/L 20 Panama
P Mervin Jimenez S/R 16 Dominican Republic
P Felix Lacen R/R 18 Dominican Republic
P Julio Lugo R/R 18 Dominican Republic
P Emmanuel Marcano R/R 17 Venezuela
P Juan Morillo R/R 17 Venezuela
P Edward Perez R/R 20 Dominican Republic
P Ramon Rosso R/R 20 Dominican Republic
P Elio Serrano R/R 17 Venezuela
P Jesus Vargaz R/R 17 Venezuela
C Marcos Hernandez R/R 18 Venezuela
C Alvaro Rubi R/R 18 Nicaragua
C Juan Zabala R/R 16 Colombia
2B/SS Luis Asencio R/R 18 Dominican Republic
IF Oneil Cruz R/R 17 Dominican Republic
IF Mike Loaisiga S/R 16 Nicaragua
3B Edwin Reyes R/R 18 Dominican Republic
IF Luis Rodriguez S/R 17 Venezuela
2B Lucas Tirado L/R 19 Dominican Republic
IF Leonel Valera R/R 16 Venezuela
OF Pascal Amon L/R 18 Germany
OF Jhoan Calderon R/R 18 Dominican Republic
OF Daniel Padilla R/R 19 Venezuela
OF Frank Sanchez R/R 17 Dominican Republic
OF Carlos Rincon R/R 18 Dominican Republic

DSL Dodgers 1 is managed by Sergio Mendez, with pitching coach Luis Meza and hitting and infield coach Humberto Miranda.

DSL Dodgers 2

Pos Player B/T 2016 age Country
P Raul Ascanio R/R 19 Venezuela
P Jasiel Alvino R/R 19 Dominican Republic
P Santos Mateo R/R 19 Dominican Republic
P Johan Mena R/R 18 Dominican Republic
P Orlandy Navarro R/R 17 Venezuela
P Ronald Parra L/L 17 Venezuela
P Luis Pasen R/R 21 Dominican Republic
P Rawel Peralta R/R 19 Dominican Republic
P Oliver Polanco R/R 20 Dominican Republic
P Algenis Soto R/R 20 Dominican Republic
P Alfredo Tavarez R/R 18 Dominican Republic
C Jair Camargo R/R 16 Colombia
C Ronald Valenzuela R/R 19 Dominican Republic
IF Ronny Brito R/R 17 Dominican Republic
IF Aldo Espinoza R/R 17 Nicaragua
3B Alberto Estrella R/R 19 Dominican Republic
IF Sauryn Lao R/R 16 Dominican Republic
IF Maikel Pineda R/R 19 Dominican Republic
IF Mervin Romero S/R 16 Venezuela
OF Kevin Aponte R/R 18 Venezuela
OF Starling Heredia R/R 17 Dominican Republic
OF Rolando Lebron R/R 18 Dominican Republic
OF Felix Osorio R/R 19 Dominican Republic
OF Federico Giordani R/R 18 Italy

DSL Dodgers 2 is managed by Keyter Collado, with Roberto Giron as pitching coach and Antonio Bautista as the hitting and infield coach.

Not listed on either of these active rosters is right-handed pitcher Sebastian Martinez, 20, who was suspended for the entire season (72 games) on May 20 for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.