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Red Sox extend player development contract with Portland Sea Dogs

The Boston Red Sox have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs for an additional two years through the 2022 season, the clubs announced today.

Red Sox Vice President of Player Development Ben Crockett and Sea Dogs President and General Manager Geoff Iacuessa made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs for an additional two years through the 2022 season, the clubs announced today.

Red Sox Vice President of Player Development Ben Crockett and Sea Dogs President and General Manager Geoff Iacuessa made the announcement.

The 2019 season will mark the 17th year of the Red Sox' and Sea Dogs' partnership. Since becoming affiliated in 2003, Portland has celebrated a pair of Eastern League North Division titles in 2005 and 2014, as well as the first Eastern League title in Sea Dogs history in 2006. In 2019, the Sea Dogs will be managed by 12-year major league veteran and Red Sox alumnus Joe Oliver, who was announced as Portland's 14th manager on January 10th.

The Red Sox' 40-man roster currently features 24 Portland alumni, including Sea Dogs Hall of Famer Dustin Pedroia, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Andrew Benintendi. Ten former Sea Dogs appeared for the Red Sox in the 2018 World Series.

Portland is one of Boston's six domestic minor league affiliates, along with Triple-A Pawtucket (International League), High-A Salem (Carolina League), Single-A Greenville (South Atlantic League), Short-A Lowell (New York-Penn League), and the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox (Gulf Coast League). They play their home games at Portland's Hadlock Field, which has featured a replica of Fenway Park's Green Monster since the affiliation began.

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