On August 28, 2014, the Orem Owlz and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim agreed to stay together for two more years, signing an extension through the 2016 season. After celebrating 10 years in Orem this season, the Owlz can look forward to their 15th and 16th season with the Angels. The Owlz have never been affiliated with another franchise and are excited that they can continue with the strong relationship they have cultivated with the California parent club.
"We have the best Major League Affiliate in baseball," said majority owner Jeff Katofsky. "we are thrilled to continue this longstanding partnership."
"We are extremely excited to continue our partnership with the Orem Owlz organization, the city of Orem and the people of the Utah Valley," said Angels Director of Player Development Bobby Scales. "Special thanks to Jeff Katofsky and Justo Vasquez for their efforts in making this possible. We have had long and fruitful partnership and we very much look forward to the future with Orem!"
"Working with the Angels has been incredible, it is the only team I have had a chance to work with, and I wouldn't have it any other way," Owlz general manager Justo Vazquez said. "You only get a handful of chances to work with first class organizations like the Angels, and I plan on enjoying it."
The Angels have had 62 future major league players pass through the Orem Owlz/Provo Angels organization. That list includes current Angels Garrett Richards, Kole Calhoun, Efren Navarro, Erick Aybar, Howie Kendrick, Mike Morin and Tyler Skaggs.
Fans can follow the Owlz through the Social Media Clubhouse for announcements throughout the year on Facebook at Orem Owlz or on Twitter at @OremOwlz. The Owlz will begin the playoffs on September 5 in Ogden, with the first home game of the playoffs on September 6, against Ogden. Game three of the best-of-three series will be September 7. Tickets are still available. For information regarding groups and tickets, please contact the Owlz front office at (801) 377-2255.
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