May 29th is the beginning of the 2010 DSL season for the Phillies. Last year the Phillies featured a relatively young team that struggled to a 31-39 record. With a number of players such as ace pitchers Lisalverto Bonilla and Felix Cespedes having graduated to the U.S., another young team is likely this season.
For the past several seasons the Phillies have played in the 5-team Santo Domingo North division which posed 2 disadvantages of having an odd number of teams in the division for scheduling and always playing the same opposition teams. This year the Phillies have moved to the 8-team Boca Chica South division and should see a greater variety of opponents.