Some affiliation news to pass along, as the Augusta GreenJackets (Low A; Midwest League) and the San Francisco Giants have extended their agreement. The renewed player development contract (PDC) runs through the 2018 season.
Throughout this partnership, the GreenJackets have been the first stop for many of the Giants’ current stars on the big league club including 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner & Sergio Romo plus 2016 GreenJackets Hall of Fame Inductee Roberto Kelly to name a few. Showcasing their commitment to the CSRA, the Giants and GreenJackets players and staff continue to make many appearances throughout the CSRA each season.
GreenJackets’ President, Jeff Eiseman, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Giants. They have been great partners and we have enjoyed great on-field success here in Augusta over the past twelve years. This is an exciting time in GreenJackets history and we look forward to celebrating many more years with the Giants to come.”
During the partnership, the GreenJackets have qualified for the South Atlantic League playoffs in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013. In 2008, the ‘Jackets won their 4th South Atlantic League Championship and in 2009 the GreenJackets had the best overall record in the SAL South. The 2016 season kept the CSRA on edge as we battled all second half for a playoff spot.
“The future is very bright for baseball in the CSRA and we are excited to continue to partner with the San Francisco Giants who have consistently supplied both players and coaches that have represented the GreenJackets organization well on and off the field here in the CSRA,” stated Tom Denlinger General Manager. “We look forward to celebrating many milestones and successes with the Giants in the years to come.”
“We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Augusta and the front office staff for the GreenJackets,” said Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans. “We have enjoyed our last twelve years in Augusta and sense the excitement about the player development opportunities ahead.”