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Fresno, Astros Extend Player Development Contract

Fresno Grizzlies logoThe Fresno Grizzlies (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and the Houston Astros extended their player-development contract (PDC) for two more years, through the end of the 2018 season.

“We are excited to extend our partnership with the Fresno Grizzlies for another two years,” said Astros Director of Minor League Operations Allen Rowin. “The fans and community have embraced our players and staff and have made us feel like we are at home in Fresno. The Grizzlies ownership group has provided a great environment for us to continue the development of our players, and the front office has gone above and beyond in their efforts to make our players comfortable. We are thankful to everyone involved in our partnership and look forward to continuing to field championship teams in Fresno for the foreseeable future.”

We are in the midst of affiliation renewals: You can read more about the affiliation situation here, with a current list of affiliations here.

“Nearly two years ago when we first began our relationship with the Houston Astros in Fresno, we wondered aloud what the first Grizzlies championship club would mean to this community, and that dream was realized in year one,” said Grizzlies General Manager and Executive Vice President Derek Franks. “From there, the Astros have made us feel like family. Their players are great guys and our fans appreciate their efforts on the field and in the community. As we wrap up another winning season with postseason aspirations, we couldn’t be happier to extend our affiliation with the Houston Astros for two more years.”

The current partnership between the Astros and Grizzlies began in 2015. That season, the Grizzlies set a franchise record with 84 wins while claiming their first Pacific Coast League Championship and Triple A National Championship titles.

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

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