One longtime parent club-affiliate relationship will continue, as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) are extending their player development contract (PDC) with the Cleveland Indians. This PDC extension comes in the form of a two-year deal, assuring that the two sides will be paired through at least the 2018 season.
The Scrappers have been an affiliate of the Indians since their inaugural season in 1999.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to renew our partnership with the Cleveland Indians,” stated Vice President of HWS Baseball and Scrappers General Manager, Jordan Taylor. “The Cleveland Indians are a first class organization and we are proud to be their partner. We look forward to watching the next wave of Cleveland Indians begin their careers at Eastwood Field.”
“Our affiliation with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the community of Niles is an outstanding match,” said Cleveland Indians Director of Player Development Carter Hawkins. “The support and resources that HWS Baseball and the Scrappers provide is crucial in building a strong foundation for our young players’ development, while the community’s involvement and excitement creates an ideal environment for our team. We are thrilled to extend the relationship, and look forward to many more Indians players beginning their journey towards the Major Leagues as a Scrapper.”
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