Dominican Summer League

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The Dominican Summer League was started in 1985 as a way for players from the Dominican Republic to get professional experience without having to adjust to a foreign culture. A rookie-class league, the DSL is a large organization where almost every major league team has an entry annually. Sometimes, teams have even had multiple entries in the league. Talent levels differ greatly, allowing such oddities as a 68-2 season by the DSL Blue Jays East squad in 1992. In addition to the MLB-organized teams, the Hiroshima Carp also placed entries into the league for several seasons in the mid-90s.

The league had four teams in its initial year, but had swelled to thirty-seven teams in 2008. As of 2021, 17 major league teams carried two affiliates in the DSL, 12 teams carried one affiliate, while the Braves had no presence, pulling out after 2019.

Teams (1985)[edit]

Team (1986-1988)[edit]

There is no record of teams from these years.

Team (1989-Present)[edit]

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