The Augusta GreenJackets have extended their player development contract with the San Francisco Giants, the team announced today.
The three-year deal means the GreenJackets will remain a Giants’ affiliate through the 2020 season.
“The Giants have been the longest tenured affiliation in GreenJackets history and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with them. This is an exciting time in GreenJackets history and we look forward to providing a venue for the new wave of Giants prospects to pave the way to San Francisco,” GreenJackets’ president Jeff Eiseman said in a statement.
The GreenJackets-Giants relationship dates back to 2005 and 2018 will mark the 14th season of the partnership. During that time, the GreenJackets have been the first stop for many of the Giants’ current stars on the big league club including 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, 2012 World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval and former GreenJackets manager Roberto Kelly.
The GreenJackets are scheduled to move into a new stadium in North Augusta in 2018.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to open a new stadium and extend our PDC, to 2020 with the Augusta GreenJackets,” stated Bobby Evans, San Francisco Giants senior vice president and general manager. “The new ballpark, much like AT&T Park, will enhance the fan experience and be a gathering point for the surrounding communities. This energized environment will be perfect for our player’s development as they prepare to play in front of 40,000 Giants fans one day.”