Padres extend affiliation with Chihuahuas through 2016

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:23pm

The El Paso Chihuahuas have extended their Player Development Contract with the San Diego Padres for two more seasons, the team announced Wednesday morning.

The Chihuahuas original contract with the Padres expired at the end of the 2014 season. Many teams within the Pacific Coast League are shuffling their Player Development Contracts, which may change the landscape of Minor League Baseball for the next two years, but El Paso fans can rest assured that their favorite Chihuahuas players will be back on the field next season.

Chihuahuas President Alan Ledford and General Manager Brad Taylor held the press conference Wednesday morning, amid speculation that the team could be affiliated with a range of Major League teams, Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers were among the top two speculations.

However, the Padres' ownership wanted to keep their affiliation with the Chihuahuas and immediately jumped on the chance to extend their contract through the 2016 season. The accolades that the stadium and fans received in their opening season were certainly considerations in the final decision.

So, hopefully we'll see our favorite Chihuahuas players like Cody Decker, Jonathan Galvez, Tyler Greene, Rico Noel, and Reymond Fuentes along with Manager Pat Murphy on the field when the Chihuahuas Open against the Tacoma Rainiers on April 9, 2015.

For season ticket information visit epchihuahuas.com.

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