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Royals, Storm Chasers extend affiliation

Omaha Storm Chasers

As part of the sale of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), the team announced an extension of its player-development deal with the Kansas City Royals.

The two teams now have a player-development contract running through 2016.

“Omaha has an outstanding new facility and a great management team in place,” said Scott Sharp, Royals Director of Minor League Operations. “The club announced new ownership partners today, making this a perfect time for the Royals to show our continued commitment to the Omaha area.”

“Having been affiliated with Kansas City since 1969, there was never a question of if we were going to extend the PDC, but when,” said Omaha President and General Manager Martie Cordaro. “In my 14 years of Minor League Baseball, I have never personally experienced such a great relationship with a Major League affiliate. We are excited to extend our partnership with the Royals.”

Here’s a look at the current affiliate status.

Image of new owner Larry Botel (left), former owner Warren Buffett (center) and new owner Gary Green (right) courtesy of the Storm Chasers.

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