Blue Jays Extend PDC Agreements with Minor League Affiliates

    TORONTO, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have announced extensions
of their Player Development Contracts (PDC) with their minor league affiliates
in New Hampshire, Lansing and Auburn.
    The Blue Jays and New Hampshire Fisher Cats have signed a four-year PDC
extension that ensures the Fisher Cats will remain the Blue Jays' Double-A
affiliate through the 2012 season. Toronto has been New Hampshire's Major
League parent club since the Fisher Cats' inaugural season in 2004, and the
four-year extension represents the longest agreement permitted by Major and
Minor League Baseball.
    The Blue Jays and Lansing Lugnuts have signed a two-year Player
Development Contract, extending the clubs working agreement through the 2010
season. The Full Season-A Lugnuts of the Midwest League have been associated
with the Blue Jays since the 2005 season and have posted winning records in
each of those seasons.
    The Auburn Doubledays have also agreed to a two-year Player Development
Contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays through the 2010 season. The
Doubledays play in the Short-Season (A) New York-Penn League and continue the
working agreement that began in 2001. Under the direction of manager Dennis
Holmberg, the club has reached the post-season in each of the last six
seasons, highlighted by a league title in 2007.

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For further information: Toronto Blue Jays Communications Department,
(416) 341-1302/03

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