MIAMI MARLINS AND GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS ANNOUNCE EXTENSION OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT
Greensboro to Remain Class A Affiliate through 2014 Season
GREENSBORO, N.C. The Greensboro Grasshoppers and Miami Marlins have
extended their Player Development Contract through the end of the 2014
season, team officials announced today.
³The Miami Marlins are very pleased to continue our partnership with the
Greensboro Grasshoppers,² said Marlins director of player development Brian
Chattin. ³It has been a tremendous place to call home for our players and
staff for the past 10 years.²
Greensboro, the reigning South Atlantic League Champion, has been the Class
A affiliate of the Marlins since the 2003 season, when the team was still
known as the Bats. The Marlins are the only parent team the Grasshoppers
have ever known.
³We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Miami Marlins for
another two years,² said Greensboro president and general manager Donald
Moore. ³They have sent us some incredible talent in the last 10 years and we
have a great working relationship with (Marlins vice president of player
development) Marty Scott, Brian Chattin and the rest of their staff.²
Greensboro will continue its SAL title defense tonight against host
Asheville in Game One of the SAL Championship Series. The Club won its
second consecutive SAL Northern division title with a two-game sweep of
Hagerstown last week. The Grasshoppers won the Northern League first half
with a 46-24 record, and finished with an overall record of 80-59; that is
the most wins in a season since the Grasshoppers became a Marlins affiliate.
³Donald Moore and his staff have established one of the premier franchises
in all of minor league baseball,² said Chattin. ³They are first class
individuals who treat everyone from our organization like family. We are
honored to have them as our player development partner and look forward to
many more years together.²
Additional information on the Marlins is available on the teams¹ official
website, www.marlins.com and on www.mlb.com, while additional information on
the Grasshoppers is available at www.gsohoppers.com.