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Spokane, Texas extend affiliation

Spokane IndiansThe Spokane Indians (short season A; Northwest League) and the Texas Rangers have extended their player-development contract (PDC) for two more years, through 2014.

“We are happy to extend our relationship with the Texas Rangers,” said Indians General Manager Chris Duff. “The last 10 years have been some of the most successful in team history and we look forward to what the future holds for both the Indians and the Rangers.”

In the 10 seasons that the Indians and Rangers have been affiliated, Spokane has won three Northwest League Championships (2003, 2005, 2008) while leading the Northwest League in attendance every year. Since the 2003 season, 29 former Indians have made it to the Major Leagues, including All-Stars Ian Kinsler and Neftali Feliz and emerging young players like Mike Olt and Mitch Moreland.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Spokane Indians,” said Texas General Manager Jon Daniels. “We consider ourselves fortunate to have the future of the Rangers developing in front of the big crowds and great facilities in Spokane and we’re proud of our relationship with the community.”

Here’s a look at the current affiliate status.


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