Here’s one of those unannounced affiliations we discussed yesterday: the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High Class A; California League) and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016.
“The partnership between the Quakes and the Dodgers has proven to be a great fit for this community,” said Quakes Vice President/General Manager Grant Riddle. “The Dodgers have been an awesome partner over the last four years and our fans have really enjoyed the many Dodger rehabbers here at LoanMart Field, as well as tracking all the former Quakes, as they make their way to Dodger Stadium. We’re excited to continue our relationship into the future and look forward to the Dodgers’ potential upcoming playoff run this October.”
“We are very excited to be back in Rancho for another two years,” said Dodger Vice President, Player Development De Jon Watson. “The assistance from the front office has been tremendous and I’m really happy that our players will once again be strongly supported by the community of Rancho Cucamonga.”
The Quakes just recently wrapped up their 22nd year in the California League, but are already making plans for the upcoming 2015 season, which will be highlighted by the California League vs. Carolina League All-Star Game, set to take place at LoanMart Field on Tuesday, June 23.
This affiliation is not a surprise: most observers assumed the two sides would commit to another player development contract and, in fact, there was talk it would be announced last week, before the affiliation circus began this week.
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