It’s two more years for the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) and the San Francisco Giants, who renewed their player development contract (PDC) through the 2014 season.
“We’re pleased to have the San Francisco Giants back with us to continue our partnership and the development of future major leaguers here in Augusta.” said GreenJackets General Manager Bob Flannery. “The Giants have not only made an impact in the sport of baseball but also to the Augusta community over the years.”
Thanks in large part to community-involvement initiatives put in place by the Giants organization, the GreenJackets have helped lead the way among Giants affiliates in giving back to the community. This season alone, the GreenJackets have hosted two clinics for children of military families, have participated in the team’s bowling event to benefit Special Olympics and have visited children’s and veteran’s hospitals, among other community events.
“The San Francisco Giants continue to enjoy our association with the city of Augusta, its tremendous fans and Ripken Baseball.” said Bobby Evans, vice president of baseball operations with the San Francisco Giants. “We are very fortunate to work alongside the dedicated management team they have assembled in their front office and proud to extend our Player Development Contract today.”
“We are thrilled to be able to extend our agreement with San Francisco,” said Jeff Eiseman, executive vice president of Ripken Baseball. “It is our hope to be able to resolve our long- and short-term issues in hopes of retaining the Giants in Augusta for many years to come.”
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