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Corey Copping, Quincy Latimore capture minor league weekly honors

Corey Copping has saved 16 games for Double-A Tulsa this season.
Photo credit: Matthew Christensen | Tulsa Drillers

LOS ANGELES — A pair of Dodgers minor leaguers captured weekly honors in their respective leagues on Monday. Pitcher Corey Copping won the Texas League Pitcher of the Week, while outfielder Quincy Latimore was named California League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 14-20.

Copping pitched in three games last week for Double-A Tulsa, recording three saves while pitching 3⅔ scoreless, hitless innings with four strikeouts and a walk.

The 23-year-old right-hander has a 2.89 ERA in 45 relief appearances this season for Tulsa, with 58 strikeouts and 28 walks in 62⅓ innings, with 16 saves. He was drafted in the 31st round in 2015 out of Oklahoma.

Copping is the eighth Driller to win a Texas League weekly honor in 2017.

Latimore was a teammate of Copping until last week when he was demoted to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. With the Quakes, Latimore had four multi-hit games in his five games played, going 8-for-12 with four doubles and two home runs, with six walks, eight runs, and five runs batted in.

His on-base percentage with the Quakes is .789 in 19 plate appearances, to go with a 1.500 slugging percentage.

The Dodgers signed the 28-year-old Latimore in June.