Bees, Angels Extend Through 2020

September 6, 2018 10:21 PM

Bees, Angels Extend Through 2020

The Burlington Bees and the Los Angeles Angels extend PDC

By Burlington Bees | September 6, 2018

(Burlington, IA) The Burlington Bees are pleased to announce that they have signed a two-year extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim through 2020, team officials announced today. 

The Bees have seen nine former players appear in the major leagues in an Angels' uniform since beginning their affiliation with the major league club in 2013. Those players include current Angels' reliever Cam Bedrosian, pither Justin Anderson, pitcher Jaime Barria, infielder David Fletcher, infielder Taylor Ward, outfielder Michael Hermosillo, reliever Keynan Middleton, pitcher Jake Jewell and reliever Eduardo Paredes.

The Los Angeles Angels footprint in the Midwest League dates back to 1962 and will continue that run in Burlington. "The staff and the board of directors are ecstatic to work with the Angels for another two seasons," said Bees' General Manager Kim Parker. "We love the Angels organization and staff. We have a longstanding relationship with them and want to keep that going for years to come."

"The Bees would like to thank Angels' General Manager, Billy Eppler, Director of Baseball Development, Mike Gallego, as well as Angels' Director of Minor League Operations, Mike LaCassa, and the rest of the Angels' front office for their support over the last six seasons," said Parker. "We really look forward to two more years of an amazing partnership and to see our former Bees in the big leagues."

About the Bees

The Burlington Bees are the Class-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Professional baseball in Burlington, Iowa dates back to 1889, giving this community one of the longest and most storied histories of any current Minor League Baseball organization. The Bees take pride in upholding that rich history and providing a place for community events and maintaining affordable family entertainment. GOBEES.com

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