Cubs, Pelicans strike deal through 2022 campaign

The Chicago Cubs today announced the organization has agreed on a two-year Player Development Contract extension with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans through the 2022 season.

“We could not be happier to extend our five affiliates through at least the next four seasons. The clubs have been wonderful partners for our players both on the field and in their respective communities,” said Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President, Scouting and Player Development. “Continuing these relationships with our affiliates is a testament to each club’s leadership, first-class staff and facilities and loyal fan bases.”

The Pelicans recently completed their 20th anniversary season after debuting at then-Coastal Federal Field (now TicketReturn.com Stadium) in 1999. The Pelicans previously served as Advanced Class A affiliates of the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers before joining forces with the Cubs in 2015.

“We are delighted to continue to be a part of the Cubs family and look forward to working with the City (of Myrtle Beach) and (Horry) County in the coming months to evaluate how to assure that TicketReturn.Com Field meets the needs of Major League Baseball and the Cubs for many years to come,” stated Pelicans General Manager Ryan Moore.

The announcement also included extensions for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, and Single-A South Bend. Single-A Eugene signed a four-year extension through 2022, announced this past August. At least one Cubs minor league team has won a league championship in each of the last six seasons beginning in 2013, including the Pelicans in both 2015-16, Eugene in both 2016 and 2018 and the Arizona League Cubs in 2017.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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