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Chase De Jong, Joey Curletta, D.J. Peters win weekly minor league honors

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Chase De Jong leads the Texas League with 10 wins in 2016.
Chase De Jong leads the Texas League with 10 wins in 2016.
Photo: Rich Crimi | Tulsa Drillers

LOS ANGELES -- A trio of Dodgers minor leaguers were honored on Monday, with Double-A right-hander Chase De Jong winning Texas League Pitcher of the Week, Class-A outfielder Joey Curletta getting named California League Player of the Week, and rookie-level outfielder D.J. Peters named Pioneer League Player of the Week.

De Jong allowed one run on just two hits in seven innings on Friday for Tulsa at Arkansas (Angels), striking out seven with two walks. On the season, the 22-year-old is 10-4 with a 2.19 ERA in 19 starts, with 100 strikeouts and 30 walks in 111 innings.

In three starts against Arkansas this season, De Jong is 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA, with 21 strikeouts and four walks in 20 innings. De Jong has lasted at least six innings in seven of his last eight start, averaging 6.38 starts during that span with a 2.29 ERA during that span.

The Dodges acquired De Jong from the Blue Jays on July 2, 2015 along with infielder Tim Locastro in exchange for three international bonus slots, meaning the club essentially purchased the two prospects for $1,071,300.

Curletta was 9-for-24 with three home runs, a double and nine RBI in six games for Rancho Cucamonga, hitting .375/.444/.792. He was one of four Dodgers to hit home runs on Sunday, hitting a grand slam against Lake Elsinore (Padres).

Curletta has a nine-game hitting streak, and on the season is hitting .272/.345/.510 with 13 home runs, 13 doubles and five triples in 75 games. The 22-year-old outfielder was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round in 2012.

He is the fourth Quake to win weekly honors this season, joining shortstop Michael Ahmed and pitchers Brock Stewart and Josh Sborz.

Peters was drafted this year by the Dodgers, the Glendora High School grad taken in the fourth round out of Western Nevada Community College. He has hit from Day 1 with the Ogden Raptors, hitting .391/.485/.643 with five home runs and 12 doubles, with 13 multi-hit contests in 29 games.

Peters last week was 13-for-23 with two home runs and six walks, hitting .565/.655/.826, including a four-hit game on Thursday against Missoula (Diamondbacks) that saw him homer and reach base six times. The 20-year-old scored 11 runs and drove in seven runs in six games last week for the Raptors.