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Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 09 February 2008 08:47
Red SoxThe Boston Red Sox and Greenville (SC) Drive yesterday announced the extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) for an additional four years. The extension keeps the Red Sox South Atlantic League Single-A affiliate in Greenville through the 2012 season. Red Sox Director of Player Development Mike Hazen and Greenville President Craig Brown made the announcement this afternoon in Greenville, South Carolina.

"We are very happy to extend our PDC with the Greenville Drive through the 2012 season," said Hazen. "There has been a very positive working relationship between the Red Sox and Drive organizations since we began this affiliation in 2005. Our young players are fortunate to be able to play in such an outstanding facility as West End Field. We look forward to working with Craig Brown and his great staff for many years to come."

The Red Sox originally entered into an agreement with the Drive when the franchise moved from Columbia, SC to Greenville for the 2005 season. The PDC was extended for two years through 2008 prior to the 2006 season.

West End Field was named as the Ballpark of the Year by baseballballparks.com in its first year of operation in 2006.

Greenville is one of Boston's six minor league affiliates, joining Triple-A Pawtucket (International League), Double-A Portland (Eastern League), Single-A Lancaster (California League), Single-A Lowell (New York-Penn League), and Rookie Gulf Coast Red Sox (Gulf Coast League).

Source: Boston Red Sox

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