The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced they have signed a working agreement with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Tulsa Drillers, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Great Lakes Loons. The announcement was made jointly by Los Angeles Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten and Director of Player Development Brandon Gomes.
The OKC Dodgers, who clinched the PCL American North division title on Monday with a 75-65 record, have been the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate for the past four seasons. Oklahoma City has clinched its third division title in the last four seasons including winning the conference title in 2016.
The Tulsa Drillers clinched their second straight appearance in the Texas League Playoffs on August 31, which is also their fifth in the last seven years. After four years partnering with Los Angeles, Tulsa will have the opportunity to win its first Texas League Championship since the 1998 season. All-time, the Drillers franchise has won three TL titles while the city of Tulsa has won eight total Texas League crowns, with the first coming in 1936.
In eight seasons with the Dodgers, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes had a historic 2018 season, setting the franchise's single season win record with 81 wins, surpassing the 2011 club that finished the year 80-60. Infielder Rylan Bannon was voted as the 2018 California League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year, which is the second time the Quakes have swept both the MVP and ROY awards (DJ Peters, 2017).
The Great Lakes Loons have been the Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers since the team's inception in 2007. The Loons also clinched their playoff berth in the 2018 Midwest League Playoffs this week, after finishing the season 36-33.