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Scrappers and Indians renew player development contract

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NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers announced on Thursday that the player development contract with the Cleveland Indians has been extended for a period of two years keeping the Scrappers affiliated with the Indians through the 2016 season.

"We are thrilled to continue our great relationship with the Cleveland Indians and look forward to working together to produce a quality product both on and off the field," stated HWS Baseball Vice President and Scrappers General Manager, Jordan Taylor. "The Indians continue to show a commitment to building a strong farm system, giving local fans the opportunity to see future major league talent." 

"We are excited to extend our relationship with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the community of Niles," said Cleveland Indians Assistant Director of Player Development Carter Hawkins. "HWS Baseball and the Scrappers provide our players with the support and resources to develop into winning Major Leaguers, while the community and fans create an environment that prepares our players to play just an hour down the road in Cleveland. We look forward to the continued relationship and to many more cornerstone Cleveland Indians starting their careers in Mahoning Valley." 

Sixty-four former Scrappers have played in the major leagues, sixteen of which are currently on MLB rosters including CC Sabathia, Victor Martinez and Jason Kipnis. Nine former Scrappers are on the Indians 40 man roster including Cody Allen, Lonnie Chisenhall, Preston Guilmet, Jason Kipnis, Erik Gonzalez, Jesus Aguilar, Vinnie Pestano, Jose Ramirez and Josh Tomlin. 

 

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