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Tuesday, 03 October 2006 12:00
ChukarsThe Royals have signed a two-year Player Development Contract with the Idaho Falls Chukars, Royals Director of Player Development J.J. Picollo announced Wednesday.

"We have had a great working relationship with Idaho Falls over the last three years," Picollo said. "We are certainly happy to continue this relationship for the next two years. Of the three short season teams now in our system, Idaho Falls will certainly be considered the most advanced. The Pioneer League has proven to be a very competitive league, and we feel it's a great place for our college draft picks to come and play."

Next season will mark Idaho Falls fourth season as Kansas City's short-season Class A advanced affiliate. Over the past three seasons, Idaho Falls has made the playoffs twice, including this season's championship series.

"After talking with J.J. about where we stood in relationship to the other short-season teams affiliated with Kansas City, I am confident that we will continue to see top-rated prospects and a competitive team in Idaho Falls," Chukars General Manager Kevin Greene said. "I am very excited to have the Royals as our Major League affiliate for another two years. There is no better way to open a brand new ballpark."

 

 
 
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