Dodgers minor leaguers: where will they begin the 2017 season?

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Pitcher Josh Fields will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City to begin the season. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)

The season-opening rosters for the Dodgers’ minor league affiliate teams were posted today.

Here are the players who will report to the full-season affiliates:

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Dodgers extend affiliation agreements with three minor league affiliates.

The Dodgers extended their affiliation agreements with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Double-A Tulsa and low Single-A Great Lakes on Wednesday.

Minor league affiliation agreements last two years at a time. Each affiliation agreement was set to expire at the end of this season.

In the case of Triple-A Oklahoma City, the announcement was a formality. The Oklahoma City Dodgers are owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Mandalay Baseball Properties, which was founded by Dodgers co-owner Peter Guber.

Tulsa is in its second season as a Dodgers affiliate, while Great Lakes is in its 10th.

“We’re tremendously excited about extending our Player Development Contracts with Great Lakes, Tulsa and Oklahoma City,” Gabe Kapler, the Dodgers’ director of player development, said in a statement. “We are excited to see our relationship with these great franchises continue to blossom and are especially grateful for the leaders we’ve gotten to work with at each affiliate, as they have been an integral part of our development of the young men in the Dodger organization. We are honored to participate in this process with each partner and know we will continue to see strong returns from these relationships.”

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Brock Stewart will start for the Dodgers on Wednesday.

PITTSBURGH — The Dodgers will recall pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Wednesday’s game in Milwaukee. Stewart, 24, will be making his major league debut.

The promotion will be Stewart’s third in less than three months.

A sixth-round draft pick out of Illinois State University in 2014, Stewart began the season at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. After making two starts in which he allowed only one run, Stewart was promoted to Double-A Tulsa, where he posted a 1.12 ERA in nine starts.

Stewart was 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Baseball America had this scouting report on Stewart, whose father is a scout for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Teammates from all three levels weighed in with their congratulations on Twitter Monday:
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Alex Guerrero is 0-for-20 at Double-A Tulsa.

At least Alex Guerrero had a hit for a few minutes today.

Guerrero, who’s on an injury rehab assignment at Double-A Tulsa, hit a ball to the outfield in the ninth inning Sunday that was originally scored a double. The hit was later changed to an error on center fielder Terrance Gore, and Guerrero didn’t collect another hit against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, so he officially finished 0 for 4 with a walk.

Guerrero is 0 for 20 since his rehab assignment transferred to the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate.

It’s possible the Dodgers’ utilityman will leave Tulsa with a .000 batting average; his rehab assignment was scheduled to transfer to Triple-A Oklahoma City sometime this week. Stay tuned.

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Frankie Montas throws two innings in first rehab outing with Double-A Tulsa.

SAN DIEGO — Frankie Montas pitched his first minor league rehab game for Double-A Tulsa on Sunday. The right-hander allowed one run in two innings on a solo home run. He also walked one batter and struck out two.

How was his velocity, you ask?

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