The Everett AquaSox announced Wednesday they’ve reached a two-year extension of their player development contract with the Seattle Mariners, carrying it through the 2022 season.
“We have truly hit it out-of-the-park with the Mariners these past 24 seasons.” Everett general manager Danny Tetzlaff said in a statement. “The new playing surface installed this season gave the Mariners’ players a high-quality field to call home and a product our fans have come to love as well! I can’t wait to share what we have in store for 2019.”
The Mariners and the AquaSox boast the longest relationship in the Northwest League, with Everett and Seattle joining arms in 1995.
“Partnering with Everett for another four years fulfills multiple goals for us,” Mariners director of player development Andy McKay said in a statement. “Aside from the geographic convenience, the AquaSox, with leadership of both Danny and Pat (Filippone), provide our players with a first-class environment. Their commitment to our players is evident with the upgrades that they have spearheaded to the ballpark. We will continue to reciprocate by providing the best on-field product that we can while continuing to impact the surrounding community through our community service initiatives.”
Everett joins Eugene and Vancouver in obtaining extensions with their Major League affiliates through 2022. Three NWL teams — Spokane, Tri-City and Salem-Keizer — have yet to secure player development contracts for the 2019 season.