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Aug 22, 2014 3:13 PM

Legends, Royals Extend Player Development Agreement Through 2018

The Lexington Legends and their major league parent club, the Kansas City Royals, have agreed to a two-year extension of their player development contract. The new contract will run through the 2018 season. The Legends became the Royals' class A affiliate when a four-year agreement for 2013 through 2016 was reached in September 2012.

"The Legends and Royals have gotten off to a great start in their relationship, and we are very excited about extending it," said Legends President/COO Andy Shea. "I have nothing but the highest regard for the Royals organization."

The Royals also announced extensions through 2016 with their minor league affiliates in Burlington, N.C. (rookie level Appalachian League), Idaho Falls, Idaho (rookie level Pioneer League) and Wilmington, Delaware (class A-advanced Carolina League).

"We are excited to extend our contracts with Burlington, Idaho Falls, Lexington and Wilmington for an additional two years," Royals Director of Player Development Scott Sharp said. "We feel these cities and facilities are some of the best in all of minor league baseball and provide us a great advantage in developing the Royals of the future."

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