Akron RubberDucks extend PDC with Indians to 2020

The Akron RubberDucks have extended their player development contract with the Indians to 2020.  There are now 8 PDCs at the AA level which are expiring this year.  This was one of the renewals that you had to see coming.

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Spokane Indians extend PDC with Rangers to 2018

The Spokane Indians have extended their player development contract with the Rangers to 2018.  Now, 6 of the 22 PDCs at the Short Season A level expire this year.  I have to assume that the Aqua Sox will remain with the Mariners and there will be no changes in the Northwest League affiliations.  I also received word that the West Virginia Black Bears originally signed a four year PDC lasting until 2018, which I did not previously indicate.

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans extend PDC with Cubs to 2020

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans have extended their player development contract with the Cubs to 2020.  There are now 10 PDCs that expire at the end of the season at the High A level.  This shouldn’t be a surprise since I would expect the Cubs to remain in the Carolina League.

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Clinton LumberKings extend PDC with Mariners to 2018

The Clinton LumberKings have extended their player development contract with the Mariners to 2018.  There are now 7 Low A PDCs that expire at the end of the year.   With the recent number of renewals at Low A, I’m wondering if we’re going to see any changes at that level in this cycle.

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Wilmington Blue Rocks vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans – August 28, 2016

I was able to attend the final Blue Rocks home game of the season and it turned out to be a pretty good one.  I’m used to the low scoring Carolina League games, unless there are some top pitchers that I’m looking forward to seeing because that’s when they decide to have their off day.  And in that respect, the game didn’t disappoint because Myrtle Beach Pitcher Erick Leal is having a good season with 10 wins and a sub-3.00 ERA going into the game and Wilmington Pitcher Foster Griffin who has struggled at this level but is the Royals #16 prospect both didn’t make it deep into the game.  I was wondering if the pitchers were excited about two California League teams joining the Carolina League and wanted to give up a lot of runs, but since there weren’t any home runs, I really can’t say that.  The two teams did manage to put together 27 hits and the Pelicans held off a Blue Rocks comeback for an 8-7 victory.

Some other interesting notes are that every batter did reach base at least once (if only by an error in one case) and the numbers 8 and 9 batters in both lineups all managed multiple hits.  The Pelicans did spread the offense around in having 8 different players score their 8 runs, and managed to do so with only 4 RBIs.  The hitter of the day was Blue Rocks Catcher Luis Villegas who went 3-5 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored.  He did have the opportunity to be the big hero of the day when he came up in the bottom of the 9th with 2 on (2nd and 3rd) and 1 out, but somewhat inadvertently hit the ball towards first base where he was an easy out without advancing the runners.

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Inland Empire 66ers extend PDC with Angels to 2018

The Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino have extended their player development contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to 2018.  There are now 11 PDCs that expire at the end of the season at the High A level.  This was one of the contracts that I would have expected to be renewed.

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Williamsport Crosscutters extend PDC with Phillies to 2018

The Williamsport Crosscutters have extended their player development contract with the Phillies to 2018.  Now, 8 of the 22 PDCs at the Short Season A level expire this year.  There have been rumors about the Phillies trying to put a NY-Penn League team closer to Philadelphia, as Camden and West Chester, PA have been mentioned, but I haven’t heard much about that recently.

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Lakewood BlueClaws extend PDC with Phillies to 2020

The Lakewood BlueClaws have extended their player development contract with the Phillies to 2020.  There are now 8 Low A PDCs that expire at the end of the year.   The Phillies have been the only parent of the BlueClaws since the team was created in 2001.

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Billings Mustangs extend PDC with Reds to 2018

The Billings Mustangs have extended their player development contract with the Reds to 2018.  Now, 4 of the 18 PDCs at the Rookie level expire this year.  The Reds have been with the Mustangs since 1974.

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Salem-Keizer Volcanoes extend PDC with Giants to 2018

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have extended their player development contract with the Giants to 2018.  Now, 9 of the 22 PDCs at the Short Season A level expire this year.  The Giants have been with the Volcanoes since their inaugural game in 1997.

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