Rockies and Tourists sign two-year extension

The Asheville Tourists and the Colorado Rockies announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) extension Sunday. The extension runs through the 2020 season.

May 13th, 2018

The Asheville Tourists and the Colorado Rockies announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) extension Sunday. The extension runs through the 2020 season.

Members of the Rockies and Tourists Front Office will be at McCormick Field and available to answer questions from the media at 4:15pm on Monday, May 14th. Those individuals include:

Dick Monfort, Owner, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Rockies

Jeff Bridich, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Colorado Rockies

Zach Wilson, Senior Director of Player Development, Colorado Rockies

Brian DeWine, President, Asheville Tourists

"We are thrilled and grateful to once again extend our longstanding partnership with the Asheville Tourists and we look forward to continuing to bring exciting baseball to this beautiful city while also positively impacting this wonderful community off the field," said Wilson.

With the new agreement in place, Asheville will share its affiliation with the Rockies for the 26th and 27th consecutive years; the longest active affiliation between any South Atlantic League team and their Major League affiliate. The Tourists became a Colorado Rockies' affiliate in 1994.

"Historically the relationship between the Tourists and the Rockies is one of the strongest between a Major League franchise and a Minor League organization," said DeWine. "The ultimate destination of players here in Asheville is Denver. We take pride in our role of helping develop these individuals as they work towards that goal."

The Rockies currently have 18 players on their 40-man roster who have played for the Asheville Tourists.