PORTLAND — The Boston Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs have agreed to extend their player development contract for an additional two years, through the 2014 season.
The extension was announced during Friday night’s 18th annual Sea Dogs Hot Stove Dinner featuring Red Sox outfielder and former Sea Dogs player Ryan Kalish.
“We are thrilled with the extension of the PDC with the Boston Red Sox,” Sea Dogs president Charlie Eshbach said in a press release. “The caliber of people we work with is for us the most important part of the affiliation. Working with Red Sox ownership, (director of player development) Mike Hazen, the coaching staffs, and the entire Red Sox organization has been a wonderful experience.”
Portland began its affiliation with Boston Sept. 18, 2002, after nine years of affiliation with the Florida Marlins.