Today the New York Yankees and Trenton Thunder signed an extension to the player development contract (PDC) keeping the Thunder the Double A-Affiliate for the Yankees through 2022.
At Waterfront Park in Trenton Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman and Thunders’ co-owner Joe Caruso made it official with a press conference and signing of the PDC contract.
“We are both honored and humbled to remain of the Yankees family for the next ten years,” said Thunder President Joe Finley. “We are proud to be an integral part of the premier player development system in all of Major League Baseball and look forward to remaining in that role for years to come.”
The Yankees and Thunder first came together in 2002 and with this current contract extension they will be one of only 25 Minor League teams of the 160 to have had a continued affiliation with a Major League club for over 20 years.
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