Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:08pm
Blue Rocks to remain connected to Royals
The Wilmington Blue Rocks will remain a Kansas City Royals' affiliate for at least two more years, the Major League club announced Friday.
Wilmington has been in the Kansas City organization for all but two seasons since the franchise reformed in 1993. This new deal stretches until 2016.
During that time, they have won four Carolina League Titles: 1994, 1996, 1998, and 1999.
The Blue Rocks are run by local ownership, and they have a Player Development Contract with Kansas City to provide the players for the team.
In addition to Wilmington, Kansas City reached agreement with Burlington (Rookie, 2018), Lexington (A, 2018), and Idaho Falls (Rookie, 2016).
Kansas City's Director of Player Development Scott Sharp said in a statement released by the team:
"We feel these cities and facilities are some of the best in all of minor league baseball and provide us a great advantage in developing the Royals of the future. There is great history tied to each of these affiliates as many of our current Major League players have donned their uniforms; we want to continue these relationships for a long time."
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