Current Yankees that were RiverDogs include Phil Hughes, Eduardo Nunez, Jesus Montero, David Robertson and Ivan Nova.
October 4, 2011 10:58 AM
SC - The Charleston RiverDogs, the Single A affiliate of the New
have long been associated with success.Whether it is the idyllic setting of Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Park along the
Ashley River, their standing as the premiere family
entertainment brand in the
Lowcountry or, in recent years, their affiliation with the
successful and famous sports franchise, the RiverDogs have
remained a key
staple of the Charleston landscape.
this in mind, the RiverDogs and the 27-time World Champion New
York Yankees have
announced the extension of their affiliation through the 2016
fans will continue to be among the
first to witness the play of future Yankee stars while
experiencing the dynamic atmosphere of a Goldklang Group club.
the past seven years, RiverDogs' fans have been privileged to
see some of the
most promising Yankee stars of the future suit up and play at
Riley Park, as
the Yankees have made Charleston a key component of their player
system," said RiverDogs Chairman Marv Goldklang. "I am very pleased that
we will be able to
continue that tradition for years to come."
Yankees are extremely pleased to extend our relationship with
the River Dogs
and the city of Charleston," said Mark Newman, the Yankees
President for Baseball Operations."In
Charleston, we are fortunate to have a great environment in
which to develop
the Yankees of the future.Our working
relationship with the River Dogs' ownership and operational
exceptional, and we look forward to continuing that relationship
well into the
were thrilled to become Yankees affiliates seven years ago when
we began this
relationship and we continue to be thrilled to partner with a
first-class organization like the Yankees,"
RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols."However,
while it is a great working relationship between the Yankees and
is our fans who win in the long run.This is clearly a 'win-win-win situation' for everyone."
Player Development Contract was set to expire after the
conclusion of the 2012 season.The
extension covers the 2013 through 2016 seasons.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.