A potential reshuffling of Low Class A Midwest League affiliates is down by one, as the Burlington Bees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016.
Bees General Manager Chuck Brockett and Angels Director of Player Development Bobby Scales made the joint announcement.
“We are very excited to continue our relationship with the Burlington Bees and the city of Burlington, Iowa,” Scales said. “We also would like to thank Chuck Brockett, his staff and the board of directors with the Bees for all of their efforts the last two seasons. We feel very fortunate to have first class partners in Burlington and look forward to great things to come.”
The Los Angels Angels have had a footprint in the Midwest League, dating back to 1962, and will continue that run in Burlington. The Bees put together a 38-31 first half record in 2014, clinching the Midwest League West Division wild card.
“The staff and the board of directors are very excited to work with the Angels for another two seasons.” Brockett said. “We feel this could be the beginning of a long term partnership between the Burlington Bees and the Los Angels Angels.
“The Bees would like to thank Angels’ Director of Player Development, Bobby Scales, as well as Angels’ Assistant General Manager Scott Servais, and the rest of the Angels’ front office for their support over the last two seasons.” Brockett added. “We really look forward to two more years of partnership.”
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