The New York Yankees and Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced a four-year extension of their player development contract (PDC). The extension is through the 2018 season and the four years is the longest allowed per baseball rules.
RailRiders President and General Manager Rob Crain was quoted in their press release "We love our relationship with the Yankees. The signing of the PDC's maximum extension marks the formal acknowledgment of what everyone should know that the RailRiders and the Yankees enjoy a wonderfully positive partnership that will be here for a long, long time."
The announcement was made after the third inning of the Saturday home game against the Toledo Mudhens. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman was there in person to sign the contract with Crain.
"We are excited, when we brought the franchise affiliation here in 2007, we told everyone we were here to stay and we mean't business said Cashman. We couldn't be in a better place,"
This day already had started off with a special pre-game ceremony honoring RailRiders manager Dave Miley who was inducted into the International League's Hall of Fame. Miley is the only manager the team has had during it's time as a Yankee affiliate.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (SWB) roster updates include on June 7 INF Scott Sizemore optioned from New York Yankees to SWB and C Jose Gil transferred from SWB to SS-A Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League.
On June 8 C Francisco Cervelli rehab assignment transferred to SWB. Cervelli was place on the DL April 14 with a grade 2 hamstring strain and has been, up to now, rehabbing in extended spring games in Tampa
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