Dodgers Extend Agreements With Minor League Affiliates
UPDATE (1:05 p.m. PT): The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their Double-A affiliate will now be the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League through the 2016 season. Chattanooga was the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate from 2009-2014.
Although the Minor League season has come to an end, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been busy in recent days with off-the-field matters that relate to their affiliates.
According to Mike Lindskog of MILB.com, the Dodgers and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes extended their contract for two more seasons:
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are proud to announce that the Quakes and the Los Angeles Dodgers will continue their Player Development Contract (PDC) for the next two years, as the two teams have signed a two-year extension, through the 2016 season.
The Quakes have been the Dodgers High-A affiliate in 2011 and several top prospects have made their way through Rancho Cucamonga. Highly-touted shortstop Corey Seager began the 2014 with the Quakes before being promoted to Double-A Chattanooga.
Julio Urias was in his first season at the High-A level and is projected to be on the path towards a successful MLB career. Loan Mart field has also served as the setting where multiple Dodgers — including Clayton Kershaw and Juan Uribe — completed their rehab assignments.
Along with signing an extension with the Quakes, Bruce Gunther of MILB.com reports the Great Lakes Loons will be the Dodgers’ Low-A affiliate at least through 2016:
The Great Lakes Loons and Los Angeles Dodgers today announced an extension of their player development contract for an additional two seasons, making the Loons the Single-A Midwest League partner of the Dodgers through 2016.
The affiliation began in 2007 with Kershaw becoming the first Loons player to reach the Majors. He’s since been joined by Dee Gordon, Kenley Jansen and Joc Pederson, among others. To date, the Loons have produced 32 players who have played at the Major League level.
While the Dodgers extended their agreements with the two affiliates, they announced Wednesday their new Triple-A team would be the Oklahoma City RedHawks.
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