The Charleston RiverDogs (Low A; Sally League) and the New York Yankees extended their player development contract (PDC) through the 2020 season.
“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with the Yankees, the most successful and recognizable organization in professional sports,” said Marv Goldklang, principal owner of the RiverDogs. “This has been a mutually beneficial partnership since the outset, providing a first- class facility and playing surface to help the Yankees develop premium on-field talent while we entertain fans with our award-winning off-field experience.”
“We are excited to renew with the Charleston RiverDogs,” said Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. “The franchise is a jewel of MiLB under Marv’s leadership and that of President and General Manger Dave Echols, and we couldn’t be happier to partner for another four years.”
Eighteen players on the Yankees’ current Major League roster appeared in a RiverDogs uniform. Off the field, the RiverDogs have broken their attendance record four times in the past 12 seasons, including a record-setting 293,161 fans passing through the turnstiles in 2016.
We are coming up to crunch day for the affiliation process, as tomorrow is the deadline for teams to inform MiLB they want to see a new partner. You can read more about the affiliation process here, including the current state of affiliations.