Dodgers Acquire Two Independent League Player

The Dodgers signed infielder Dustin Young and outfielder Sergio Pedroza from the Tucson Toros and Victoria Seals respectfully who played in 2009 in the Independent Golden Baseball League. Yount is the cousin of Austin Yount who played with the Ogden Raptors in 2009. Pedroza is the brother of Jaime Pedroza who played with Great Lakes in 2009.

Pedroza's father, Jesus, played professionally in Mexico. His younger brother Jaime, a ninth round selection by the Dodgers in 2007, played for the Great Lakes Loons in 2009 and a second brother, Richie, stared at Northview High in Covina and has accepted a scholarship offer from Cal State Fullerton.

Sergio, 25, was drafted by the Dodgers in the third round of the 2005 amateur draft. He was traded, along with Joel Guzman, to Tampa Bay for infielder Julio Lugo in 2006.

He reached as high as AA with the Rays before being released at the end of the 2008 season.

In 2009, he joined the Victoria Seals in the inaugural year and led the GBL in home runs (20) and was second in RBI (81). He hit .322 in 304 regular-season at-bats.

Late in the season he was traded to the Calgary Vipers where he led the team to the GBL Championship and was named Championship Series MVP.

Sergio Pedroza
Bats- Left Throws- Right
Height- 6-1 Weight- 180
Born- February 23, 1984 in Los Angeles
year	team    ave  obp  ops  gm   ab   r   h  2b 3b hr bi  sb
2005	LA GCL .267 .353 .895  61  225  44  60  12 1 16  48  4
	LA Ogd .500 .574 1.357 12   46  13  23   1 0  4  18  4
	Colmb  .207 .294 .774  49  179  31  37  11 1 12  30  0
2006	Colmb  .281 .437 .998  89  317  61  89  24 1 21  75  2
	TB A+  .313 .447 .993  29   99  23  31   9 1  4   9  0
	TB A+  .154 .292 .728  13   39   7   6   2 0  3   9  0
2007	TB A+  .286 .368 .993 116  399  59 114  27 2 22  70  1
2008	TB AA  .248 .340 .693  87  298  33  74  16 0  5  35 13
2009 Ind       .325   --   --  --  255  51  83  17 0 15  62 11
Yount, 27, the power hitting son of Hall of Fame Shortstop Robin Yount and the cousin of Austin Yount who was a 12th round selection by the Dodgers in 2008 and played for the Ogden Raptors in 2009.

Dustin hit .310 for the Toros in 2009, while leading the team in home runs (11) and walks (32). The 27-year old helped the Toros reach the GBL Championship Series in their inaugural season by reaching base 21 times via hit or walk in 9 postseason contests last year.

He was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 9th round of the 2001 amateur draft and spent six seasons in their organization, reaching as high as the Double-A level.

Dustin Yount
Bats- left Throws-right
Height- 6-1 Weight- 198
Born- October 27, 2982 in West Allis, WS
year	team    ave  obp  ops  gm   ab   r   h  2b 3b hr bi  sb
2001	Bal Rk .228 .333 .713  44  145  15  33  11 1  3  18  0
2002	Bal Rk .241 .350 .842  61  203  38  49   9 0 14  51  3
2003	Bal A  .222 .309 .636 122  419  45  93  20 0  8  49  1
2004    Bal A  .257 .378 .794  99  339  40  87  26 2  8  59  1
2005	Bal A+ .258 .372 .777 110  368  57  95  16 1 12  52  4
2006	Bal AA .271 .395 .813  54  167  21  38   5 0  5  20  0
	Bal A+ .255 .353 .718 102  364  49  93  18 2  6  53  0
2007    Bal AA .030 .154 .214  13   33   2   1   1 0  0   0  0
	Ind    .259 .376 .781   7   27   2   7   1 0  0   1  0  
	Ind    .280 .376 .781  82  304  45  85  16 2  6  50  0
2008    Ind    .309 .398 .844  91  250  50 108  22 1  8  69  2
2009    Ind    .310   --   --  --  287  56  89  19 0 11  58  1
Yount is the fourth member of the 2009 Tucson Toros and Pedroza is the third member of the 2009 Victoria Seals to have their contracts acquired by a major league organization. 

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