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Potomac, Washington extend player development contract

Potomac NationalsAnother totally predictable PDC extension: The Potomac Nationals (High Class A; Carolina League) and the Washington Nationals have extended their player development contract through the 2016 season.

Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Doug Harris, and Director of Player Development Mark Scialabba made the joint announcement.

The Washington Nationals have maintained a working PDC agreement with the Potomac Nationals since the 2005 season. The most recent two-year contract was completed prior to the 2013 campaign.

“We are very pleased to extend out working relationship with the Potomac Nationals for another two years,” said Rizzo. “What we value in Potomac goes well beyond the obvious proximity and mutual fans that our clubs share. Josh Olerud and his staff have done a tremendous job over the past few years enhancing the Carolina League experience for our players and staff.”

Last week, the Potomac Nationals confirmed the club set a new franchise single-season attendance record during the 2014 Carolina League regular season as 243,559 fans enjoyed P-Nats Baseball at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium.

“Being a part of the Washington Nationals’ farm system from their inception has been a special partnership for the Potomac Nationals. We are privileged to maintain our relationship with Washington within this talent-rich chain that continues to produce quality Major League players. We could not be more pleased as an organization to extend this invaluable affiliation for another two years,” said Potomac Nationals Vice President and General Manager Josh Olerud.

Here’s a look at the current affiliate status in Minor League Baseball.


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