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Multiple PDCs Extended

Major League Baseball LogoMinor League Baseball LogoThe Single-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (Midwest League) and Tampa Bay Rays, the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (California League) and Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League) and San Francisco Giants have extended their player development contracts.

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Rowdies Closing in On Control of Al Lang Stadium

Tampa Bay Rowdies LogoIn a deal brokered by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, local businessman Bill Edwards appears set to take over control of Al Lang Stadium, the waterfront baseball stadium where his Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer franchise play, possibly ending its almost four-decade history as a baseball venue.  Read more here.

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Twins, Miracle Extend PDC

Minnesota Twins LogoFt. Myers Miracle LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Fort Myers Miracle and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to extend their Player Development Contract for four years, through the 2018 season, as announced on Thursday morning. Continue reading

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Baseball Supporters Oppose Pro Soccer at New Westminster (BC) Ballpark

Vancouver Whitecaps FC LogoBaseball supporters in New Westminster (BC) are fighting to stop the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Major League Soccer) from placing a minor soccer franchise at a retrofitted Queens Park Stadium.  Read more and watch news report here.  As you might recall, the summer collegiate West Coast League had explored putting a new baseball franchise at the ballpark a couple of years ago.  Read more here.

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Squirrels, Giants Extend PDC

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with their parent affiliate, the San Francisco Giants, have announced a two-year extension to the player development contract (PDC) between the two organizations. As the Squirrels currently compete in the Eastern League Championship Series, the team completes its fifth season as the Double-A affiliate of the Giants. Under the new agreement, the Continue reading

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More on the Hartford, Centerplan Ballpark Plan

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe city of Hartford (CT) would pay $3.77 million annually for the first five years it leases a minor league baseball stadium that is part of a sweeping redevelopment plan, according to projections in city documents and the developer’s plan.  The Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) would pay the city $500 thousand a year for the first 15 years of a 25 year sublease.  Read more here and here.

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Klamath Falls Gems Extend Ballpark Lease Through 2020

Klamath Falls Gems LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Klamath Falls Gems recently extended their Lease for the use of Kiger Stadium for an additional five years. The original lease, signed in 2011, was set to expire at the end of the 2015 season. Continue reading

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