The Trenton Thunder (Class AA; Eastern League) and New York Yankees signed the longest affiliate deal we’ve ever seen, with a player development contract (PDC) extended through the 2022 season.
Thunder co-owner Joe Caruso and Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman signed the PDC extension today at a press conference at Waterfront Park. The previous agreement between the two clubs, which was signed following the 2008 season, has two years remaining.
“We are both honored and humbled to remain part of the Yankee family for the next ten years,” said Thunder President Joe Finley. “We are proud to be an integral part of the premier player development system in all of Major League Baseball and look forward to remaining in that role for many years to come.”
The PDC extension will bring the Thunder and Yankees affiliation to a total of 20 years (2003-2022). Currently, of the 160 teams in in all of Minor League Baseball, there are 25 teams that have been affiliated with their Major League partner for 20 or more years.
Here’s a look at the current affiliate status.
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