The Great Lakes Loons and the Los Angeles Dodgers have extended their player development contract through the 2018 season, the teams announced Wednesday morning.
The Loons have been affiliated with the Dodgers since 2007, when the franchise began playing in Midland, Mich. The Midwest League team moved from Battle Creek, Mich., where they last played as the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays in 2006.
“Through the first 10 years of Loons baseball, the Dodgers have sent 43 future Major League players to the Great Lakes Bay Region and helped to build many lasting memories for our fans,” Loons general manager Scott Litle said in a press release. “We value our long-term relationship and are looking forward to the next two seasons of developing the Dodgers’ next great players.”
The Loons will host the 2017 Midwest League All-Star Game. (Read about that here.)