Royster Out as Las Vegas Manager

While the top Dodger farm team at Las Vegas was developing players for the big club, it wasn't doing much winning. So, after two disappointing years from that standpoint, manager Jerry Royster was dismissed.

Royster, who led the 51's through two sub-par seasons, record-wise, has been informed that he won't be offered a contract for 2007. The 51's were 67-77 this past season and 124-163 during Royster's two-term tenure despite having some of the top talent in the system.

Royster, who had been served time as the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers from April 2002 through the end of that season, had been the infield coordinator for the Dodgers in 2003-2004 before being appointed to the Las Vegas position.
Final Minor League standings:

Pacific Coast League -final
  Pacific South    w-l   pct  gb 
Tucson            91-53 .632  --
Sacramento        78-66 .542 13.0
Las Vegas         66-77 .465 24.0
Fresno            61-83 .424 30.0

Southern League -final
  South            w-l   pct  gb
Jacksonville      86-54 .614  --
Montgomery        77-62 .554  8.5
Mobile            62-75 .453 21.0
Birmingham        59-81 .421 26.5
Mississippi       58-80 .417 27.5

Florida State League -final
  East             w-l   pct  gb
Palm Beach        75-60 .600  --
St. Lucie         77-62 .554  2.0
Daytona           71-66 .518  5.0
Brevard County    64-65 .481  8.0
Jupiter           55-80 .407 20.0
Vero Beach        51-8 0.389 22.0

South Atlantic League -final
  Southern         w-l   pct  gb
Augusta           92-47 .662  -- 
Charleston        78-62 .651 14.5
Asheville         74-63 .540 17.0
Columbus          72-68 .514 19.5
*Rome             71-68 .511 20.0
Greenville        63-73 .463 27.5
Savannah          56-82 .406 34.5
Kannapolis        42-94 .309 44.5

Pioneer League
  South            w-l   pct  gb
Orem              42-31 .579  -- 
Idaho Falls       38-36 .514  4.5
Ogden             37-39 .489  7.0
Casper            27-49 .355 16.5

Gulf Coast League -final
  East             w-l   pct gb
Dodgers           32-22 .593 --
Marlins           29-24 .547 2.5
Mets              23-30 .434 8.5
Nationals         23-31 .426 9.0

Dominican Summer League -final
  Boca Chica       w-l   pct  gb
DSL Yankees 1     49-20 .710  --
Indians           44-27 .620  6.0
Blue Jays         44-29 .603  7.0
Twins             43-09 .597  7.5
Yankees 2         41-30 .579  9.0
Rockies           36-36 .500 14.5
Giants            30-36 .455 17.5
Reds              25-32 .439 16.5
Dodgers           30-42 .417 20.5
Cubs              25-46 .352 25.0
Diamondbacks      24-45 .348 25.0
Red Sox           23-47 .329 26.5

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