The Eugene Emeralds (Short Season A; Northwest League) will continue their relationship with the Chicago Cubs, thanks to a player development contract (PDC) extension. This agreement is for two seasons, meaning that the Emeralds will continue as a Cubs affiliate through at least 2018.
“From first-class facilities to a dedicated front office staff, the Eugene ballclub has proved to be an outstanding partner for the Cubs organization, and we are pleased to extend this agreement,” said Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President, Scouting and Player Development. “We thank Allan Benavides and the entire Emeralds front office for providing a positive experience for our players who have come through Eugene.”
“The Eugene Emeralds are thrilled to see our PDC extended thru 2018,” said Emeralds General Manager Allan Benavides. “The Cubs continue to be strong contenders at every level of professional baseball, and we are honored to have Eugene be the launching point for a new generation of Cubs players. The support and camaraderie we’ve received from Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and the Cubs Front Office has been top notch. It’s a privilege to be a member of the Cubs Family and we are very excited for the future.”
The affiliation between Eugene and Chicago began in 2015. Eugene was previously a Cubs affiliate in the 1999-2000 seasons.
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