The Kansas City Royals announced today the team has renewed its player development contract with the Omaha Storm Chasers through 2016.
The Omaha team has been an affiliate with the Kansas City Royals since the Royals were formed in 1969.
The Storm Chasers play in the Pacific Coast league, winning the PCL Championship in 2011. Omaha currently leads the PCL American North Division with a 44-27 record.
As well, the Storm Chasers announced their new ownership group, Alliance Baseball Omaha LLC, on Tuesday.
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“Omaha has an outstanding new facility and a great management team in place,” said Scott Sharp, Royals Director of Minor League Operations. “The club announced new ownership partners today, making this a perfect time for the Royals to show our continued commitment to the Omaha area.”
“Having been affiliated with Kansas City since 1969, there was never a question of if we were going to extend the PDC, but when,” said Omaha President and General Manager Martie Cordaro. “In my 14 years of Minor League Baseball, I have never personally experienced such a great relationship with a Major League affiliate. We are excited to extend our partnership with the Royals.”