Boston Red Sox, Lowell Spinners Extend Contract Through 2016 Season

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Lowell SpinnersThe Boston Red Sox and Lowell Spinners will continue their productive relationship.

The Red Sox and Spinners announced Thursday the extension of their Player Development Contract for an additional two years, meaning Boston’s New York-Penn League Short-Season Single-A affiliate will remain in Lowell through the 2016 season.

“(Spinners owner) Drew Weber, (Spinners president/general manager) Tim Bawmann and the entire Lowell Spinners organization provide an excellent introduction to the Red Sox and professional baseball for our minor league players,? Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett said, according to a press release.  ?We are thrilled to continue this partnership with the Spinners and the City of Lowell into its 20th season and beyond.”

The Red Sox and Spinners began their relationship before the 1996 season. The Spinners, who were stationed in Elmira, N.Y., before relocating to Lowell, moved into Edward A. LeLacheur Park in 1998.

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