The Angels tie up another long-term affiliation, this time with the team's rookie-league affiliate.The Orem Owlz (rookie; Pioneer League) announced an extension of the team’s Player Development Contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim through 2014. The announcement was made jointly by the Angels’ Director of Player Development Abe Flores and Aaron Wells, General Manager of the Orem Owlz. The previous agreement was set to expire after the 2012 season.
“We are pleased to reach this long-term extension and that the Orem Owlz Baseball Club will be an Angels’ affiliate through the 2014 season,” said Flores. “The Angels believe the Orem franchise is the ‘crown jewel’ of the Pioneer League, and we value our strong relationship with the Owlz’ ownership, front office and their special group of supportive fans. The Angels look forward to more success in Orem, both on and off the field, in the years to come.”
As the Angels’ Pioneer League affiliate since 2001, the Owlz have won four league titles, seven divisional titles and qualified for the playoffs every year, while under the direction of manager Tom Kotchman.
“We are excited about continuing our relationship with the Angels,” Wells said. “Our partnership has resulted in one of most successful decades in the history of Minor League Baseball. They continually prove to be an organization committed to quality players and quality individuals. That commitment has resulted in success at the Major League level and we are pleased that success starts here in Orem.”
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