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Dominican Summer League Red Sox

The Dominican Summer League Red Sox are the Boca Chica South Division Dominican Summer League (Foreign) Rookie minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The team plays in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic at The Red Sox Dominican Baseball Academy. The team franchise was established in 1996. The team won the division championship in 2002. The team's current manager is Jose Zapata.

The Dominican Summer League has a roster limit of 35 players, with 30 being active and eligible per game. No more than eight players may be 20 years old or older and no more than two players may be 21 years old or older. At least 10 of the players must be pitchers. No player may have four or more years of prior Minor League service. Most players are Dominican. Players are signed for, on average, $30,000 with bonuses. The highest bonuses currently given out are around $750,000. The minimum salary is $300 per month, with an average salary of $800 per month. The players live at the training complex year round, where they train every day and learn English. Players generally sign 3-year contracts to cover their time at the academy until they are released or sent to the U.S. minors.

History

The Dominican Summer League Red Sox have been an affiliation of the Boston Red Sox since 1996. In 1999 the team won the DSL champ.

In 2002, the DSL Red Sox won their league and were eliminated by the DSL Phillies in the playoffs.

In 2003, the team finished 23–44, 18 games out of first place

In 2004, the team finished with a record of 33-35-1 the team finished in the middle of their Division.

In 2005, the team finished 25–42.

In 2006, the team finished 23–47, last in the Division and 20½ games out of first place.

In 2007, the Red Sox finished 38–31 which landed them in fourth place.

In 2011, the DSL Red Sox finished the season with a 38-33 record, earning them 4th place out of nine teams in the BC North division.

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