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Bellinger, Calhoun follow AFL Fall Stars path of Pederson, Seager

By Cary Osborne

Top Dodger prospects Cody Bellinger and Willie Calhoun are selections for tonight’s Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game, which will be played at 5 p.m. PDT and broadcast live on MLB Network. Fifteen of baseball’s top 100 prospects were selected for the game — including Bellinger (31) and Calhoun (87).

Joc Pederson (2012) and Corey Seager (2013 and 2014) are Dodgers who have played in recent Fall Stars games. Some of the biggest stars in baseball — Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado — have also played in it, as well.

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Dodger minor league report No. 9: Olivera goes yard and buzz on Bellinger

By Cary Osborne

Hector Olivera hit his first career stateside home run on Tuesday. The Cuban import and Tulsa infielder took Kansas City farmhand and reliever Mark Peterson deep in the seventh inning. Olivera went 3 for 3 in the game and also walked. He is now 5 for 18 at the plate with four singles.

Buzz is starting to pick up on first baseman Cody Bellinger. He’s been a regular here in the report, but there he is front and center on MiLB.com on Thursday. Bellinger is profiled here for his developing power and defensive ability.

Bellinger, the son of former Yankees infielder Clay Bellinger, is batting .283/.354/.557 with 12 home runs (33 total extra-base hits) and 46 RBI in 58 games. Bellinger hit the game-winning two-run home run in the 10th inning on Wednesday against Modesto.

And the reward is a selection to the California League All-Star team, which was announced Thursday. The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are hosting the 2015 California League vs. Carolina League All-Star Game on June 23.

California League batting leader Kyle Farmer, who will start for the Cal League at catcher, and second baseman Brandon Trinkwon, will join their Quake teammate Bellinger on the team. Pitcher Jose De Leon was selected, but because of his promotion to Tulsa in May, he won’t be playing.

Now, for the rest of the news …

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Dodger minor league report No. 8: Urias’ road to recovery and Boom Boom Bellinger

By Cary Osborne

Star reporter Julio Urias reported on Thursday that Julio Urias will be ready to return from eye surgery in a week. Urias took to Twitter to tell the baseball world the news. The 18-year-old had cosmetic surgery one week ago on his left eye.

Urias last pitched in a game on May 12 for Double-A Tulsa. He was expected to miss a month of action due to the surgery.

Now, let’s see what’s percolating around the system …

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Dodger minor league report: Week 22 (part two) — Little diddy bout Zach and postseason

By Cary Osborne

Of the lower levels, only Ogden’s season remains, and it hangs in the balance tonight. Great Lakes almost got into the postseason, the Arizona Legue team went one and done and we wrapped the Dominican Rookie Summer League team’s season up in last week’s edition. We start with Great Lakes, where there was some pitching that can’t be overlooked.

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Dodger minor league report: Week 18 — Making names for themselves

By Cary Osborne

Names are starting to get repetitive if you’ve been keeping up with this weekly report, giving you an indication of some of the lower-level stars in 2014. Rhame, Ahart, Leon, Verdugo, Mieses are five of those names who have found a regular spot here, and deservedly so as you’ll read below. (more…)