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Columbus Clippers and Indians Announce Two-Year Extension on Player Development Contract

The Indians announced today they and that Columbus Clippers have agreed on a two-year extension of their Player Development Contract through the 2020 season.

“As we begin the 10th season of both Huntington Park and our relationship with the Indians, it is very apparent that this partnership has been a ‘grand slam’ for all of us,” Clippers President & GM Ken Schnacke said.

“We are so very proud of all we have accomplished together, so very proud that 19 of the 25 Indians on this year’s playoff roster came through Columbus, and we look forward to many more seasons of helping to develop the Cleveland Indians of the future.”

This is the fourth extension of the team’s Player Development Contract, which began in 2009.

“The Indians are extremely excited to again extend our relationship with the Columbus Clippers. The Clippers organization has created a first-class, Major League environment for our players and staff,” Indians President Chris Antonetti stated.

“That, coupled with a state-of-the-art facility in Huntington Park and passionate fan base, make this a unique and lasting relationship. We look forward to the continued success of our partnership.”

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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