The Chicago Cubs today announced the organization has agreed on a two-year Player Development Contract extension with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans through the 2022 season. The announcement also included extensions for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, and Single-A South Bend. Single-A Eugene signed a four-year extension through 2022, announced this past August.
"We could not be happier to extend our five affiliates through at least the next four seasons. The clubs have been wonderful partners for our players both on the field and in their respective communities," said Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President, Scouting and Player Development. "Continuing these relationships with our affiliates is a testament to each club's leadership, first-class staff and facilities and loyal fan bases."
Prior to these extensions, Eugene had been signed through 2018 while Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend had already been extended through the 2020 campaign.
"We are delighted to continue to be a part of the Cubs family and look forward to working with the City and County in the coming months to evaluate how to assure that TicketReturn.Com Field meets the needs of Major League Baseball and the Cubs for many years to come," stated Pelicans General Manager Ryan Moore.
Myrtle Beach joined the Cubs organization beginning in 2015. At least one Cubs minor league team has won a league championship in each of the last six seasons beginning in 2013, including the Pelicans in both 2015-16, Eugene in both 2016 and 2018 and the Arizona League Cubs in 2017.