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Mitch White named California League Pitcher of the Week

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LOS ANGELES — Dodgers minor league right-hander Mitch White had a stellar start to his 2017 season for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, and on Monday was named the California League Pitcher of the Week.

The first “week” was actually the first 11 days of the season, with minor league schedules starting mid-week on Thursday, Apr. 6. That covered two White starts, and both were brilliant.

White started and pitched the first four innings of a combined no-hitter on Apr. 7 in Modesto, striking out five. Then, White pitched a career-high five innings last Wednesday, striking out six while allowing only one single and a walk at Inland Empire.

The Dodgers drafted White last year in the second round out of Santa Clara, and to date as a professional has allowed just one unearned run in 31 innings, with 41 strikeouts and 10 walks.

White will put that career 0.00 ERA to the test on Tuesday night, starting at Lancaster.