“The Los Angeles Angels are pleased to extend our relationship with the Bees and the city of Burlington,” said Angels General Manager Billy Eppler. “In Burlington, we are fortunate to have great community support in our efforts to develop the Angels of the future. The working relationship between our front office and theirs has been very positive and we are excited to move forward over the next two seasons.”
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The Los Angels Angels have had a footprint in the Midwest League dating back to 1962, and will continue that run in Burlington. “The staff and the board of directors are very excited to work with the Angels for another two seasons,” said Bees’ General Manager Chuck Brockett. “We feel this is a continuation of a great partnership between the Burlington Bees and the Los Angels Angels.
“The Bees would like to thank Angels’ General Manager, Billy Eppler, Director of Baseball Development, Mike Gallego, as well as Angels’ Director of Minor League Operations, Mike LaCassa, and the rest of the Angels’ front office for their support over the last two seasons.” Brockett added. “We really look forward to two more years of partnership.”
The Burlington Bees have been the Angels’ Midwest League affiliate since 2013. The Bees have seen three former players appear in the major leagues in a Los Angeles Angels uniform since beginning their affiliation with the Angels in 2013, including current Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian. The Bees made the Midwest League playoffs in 2014, its second season as an Angels affiliate, winning the first-half wild card in the West Division of the Midwest League.