Spinners Extend Affiliation with Red Sox

January 5, 2018 GMT

LOWELL -- The Lowell Spinners, short-season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are proud to announce a two-year extension with the Boston Red Sox on a new player development contract through the 2020 season.

The player development contract assures the Spinners will continue to be a minor league affiliate of the Red Sox. The Spinners have served as the Red Sox short-season affiliate in the New York-Penn League since the team’s inception in 1996. The P.D.C. was set to expire after the 2018 season.

“We are proud to extend our relationship with the Boston Red Sox, who have been an integral part of our family for the last 22 years and counting!” said Spinners owner Dave Heller in a statement. “Fans throughout Red Sox nation know Lowell as a place where many Red Sox greats have begun their professional careers and with key additions and renovations to our ballpark over the past several years and years to come, we look forward to continuing our relationship as a member of one of the most storied franchises in all of baseball!”

Edward A. LeLacheur Park, home of the Spinners since 1998, recently installed a new playing surface and irrigation system for the 2018 season. In addition, the Spinners have also installed a new energy efficient LED field lights. Lowell will also be adding a multi-tiered layer party deck area in right field for fans to maximize their ballpark experience.

Baseball returns to Lowell on Monday, June 18 when the Spinners host the Staten Island Yankees on opening night.