HOUSTON, TX The Houston Astros announced today that the club has signed a two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced.
The agreement partners the two franchises through the 2014 season and marks their second affiliation. Houston was the Major League affiliate of Quad Cities from 1993-98, during which time the River Bandits had three first-place finishes in a four-year span (95-98).
Luhnow worked with Quad Cities while serving as the St. Louis Cardinals vice president of player development and scouting prior to joining the Astros.
I look forward to working with Dave Heller, Bob Herrfeldt, Stefanie Brown and the rest of the River Bandits staff again, Luhnow said. My experiences while with St Louis were very positive and I know our players will benefit from their time in the Quad Cities.
Three current Astros players, infielder Tyler Greene, first baseman Brett Wallace and right-handed...