The Mahoning Valley Scrappers (short season A; NY-Penn League) and the Cleveland Indians extended their player-development contract (PDC) for two more years, through 2014.
The Scrappers have been affiliated with the Indians since the team’s inaugural season in 1999.
“We are thrilled to continue our great relationship with the Indians and look forward to working together to produce a quality product both on and off the field,” said Scrappers General Manager Jordan Taylor. “The Indians continue to show a commitment to building a strong farm system, giving local fans the opportunity to see future major league talent.”
“We are excited to extend our relationship with the community of Niles and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers,” said Cleveland Indians Vice President of Player Development Ross Atkins. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the support from HWS Baseball and the Mahoning Valley front office. Having a community with such Cleveland Indians pride just one hour to the east of Progressive Field benefits our players immensely. We look forward to Mahoning Valley producing even more core players for the Indians like CC Sabathia, Victor Martinez, Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis.”
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