Kansas City Royals Extend Deal with Triple-A Omaha

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Kansas City Royals have extended their contract with Triple-A Omaha through the 2014 season.

The Omaha club has been Kansas City's Triple-A affiliate since the Royals joined the American League in 1969 as an expansion team. The teams announced the extension Thursday.

More than 700 of the nearly 1,000 players who have been part of the Omaha team over the years have gone on to play in the major leagues.

The Omaha Royals are moving into a new ballpark southwest of Omaha next season, and the team could have a new name by then. Fans have been asked to submit name suggestions.

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