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Flying Squirrels, Giants extend PDC

Richmond Flying SquirrelsThe Richmond Flying Squirrels and the San Francisco Giants announced an extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) through the 2012 season.

“Bill Neukom and the Giants officials along with coaches and players are excited and enthused about what we are doing and the city that they are in,” said Flying Squirrels President and Managing General Partner Lou DiBella. “We’ve had a great relationship with them and are happy to continue that relationship and are excited about what the future holds.”

The Giants will continue to supply the players that will make up the Flying Squirrels’ roster for the next two seasons. The extension of the PDC will continue a relationship between the Eastern League franchise and the Giants that began in 2003. At the time, the franchise was known as the Norwich Navigators and the affiliation continued through the franchise’s rebranding as the Connecticut Defenders and eventual relocation to Richmond. DiBella assumed the role of President and Managing General Partner of the franchise in 2005.   

“The Giants have enjoyed our first season working with the extremely experienced and committed front office of the Flying Squirrels,” said Giants Vice President of Baseball Operations Bobby Evans. “The players and our staff have appreciated their hard work and the support of the fans and the city of Richmond.”

Here’s a look at the current affiliate status.

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