The Dust Devils began their affiliation with the Padres in 2015, a season that saw Tri-City win a Northwest League Northern Division Championship after completing a 42-34 regular season. The Dust Devils have also seen a total of nine former players since the 2015 season reach the Major Leagues with the San Diego Padres.
“The Padres have been a fantastic partner for the Dust Devils, on and off the field,” stated Dust Devils President Brent Miles. “They have generously supported our local community with generous donations to the Pasco Little League, YMCA, and the Union Gospel Mission to name a few”.
Dust Devils Vice President-General Manager Derrel Ebert added, “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the Padres. They have been a first class organization throughout our partnership and we look forward to many more successful years together.”
“The Padres are excited to continue our partnership with the Tri-City Dust Devils,” stated San Diego Padres Director of Player Development Sam Geaney. The Dust Devils organization and the Tri-City region offer many of our top prospects a chance to get their first exposure to professional baseball.”
In similar news, the Padres and the Lake Elsinore Storm (High A; California League) extended their player-development deal through 2020. This will mark 20 years of an affiliation between the two teams, which started in 2001.
“We are thrilled and thankful to extend our partnership with the Padres,” said Storm General Manager Raj Narayanan. “With San Diego’s highly acclaimed minor league system, Storm and Padres’ fans get to see firsthand many of the top prospects in baseball, and the future certainly is bright.”
You can read more about the current state of affiliations on our Affiliate Dance page. We’re in the final stages of the 2018 Affiliate Dance, as partnerships must be finalized by today. If not, PDCs will automatically renew for two more years.