Red Sox extend contract with Pawtucket Red Sox

Red Sox extend contract with Pawtucket Red Sox

PAWTUCKET – The Boston Red Sox and Pawtucket Red Sox announced the extension of their Player Development Contract for an additional two years.

The deal extends the Red Sox/PawSox partnership, meaning the PawSox will continue to be Boston’s International League Triple-A affiliate through at least the 2020 season.

Red Sox Vice President of Player Development Ben Crockett and PawSox Executive Vice President/General Manager Dan Rea made the announcement.

The PawSox and Red Sox affiliation, which began in 1973 and will continue for its 46th consecutive year in 2018, is the second longest in all of Triple-A Baseball, behind only the Kansas City Royals and the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League (since 1969). Pawtucket’s affiliation with Boston actually began in 1970, when the Pawtucket Red Sox were then the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Red Sox (1970-72).

On the field, the PawSox have won four International League Championships, capturing the Governors’ Cup in 1973, 1984, and twice in recent years – 2012 and 2014.

The PawSox have also played a pivotal role in helping the Boston Red Sox win three World Series titles in the last 14 years as the PawSox have sent an average of 20 different players from McCoy Stadium to Fenway Park each of those seasons.