Orioles extend player development contracts with five affiliates

The Orioles today announced they have extended the working agreements with five minor league affiliates.

The club signed four-year agreements through the 2018 season with Triple-A Norfolk, Double-A Bowie, and Class-A Frederick and two-year agreements through the 2016 season with Class-A Delmarva and Short-Season Class-A Aberdeen.

“We have been very pleased with our arrangements with these clubs over the years and look forward to continuing those relationships,” said Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette. “We have a unique situation with our affiliates being so close to Baltimore, and it is important to us to maintain good relationships in those areas and allow our fans an opportunity to see the Orioles’ stars of tomorrow in their own backyard.”