Bees, Angels extend PDC through 2018 season

Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler

Community Field is the home of the Burlington Bees. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

The Burlington Bees and the Los Angeles Angels have extended their player-development contract through the 2018 season, according to a report by The Hawk Eye, Burlington’s local newspaper.

The Angels affiliated with the Bees after the 2012 season, after a 20-year stretch with Cedar Rapids as the Halos’ Midwest League team.

The upcoming offseason will see little or no change in Midwest League affiliates, as most MWL teams have extended their PDCs through at least the 2018 season.

UPDATE: Here is what Angels general manager Billy Eppler said about the extension, via press release:

“The Los Angeles Angels are pleased to extend our relationship with the Bees and the city of Burlington. In Burlington, we are fortunate to have great community support in our efforts to develop the Angels of the future. The working relationship between our front office and theirs has been very positive and we are excited to move forward over the next two seasons.”

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