KANSAS CITY -- The Royals announced Thursday that they have extended their player development contract with the Wilmington Blue Rocks through the 2014 season.
Wilmington has been a Royals Minor League affiliate since 1993, excluding 2005 and '06, when the Blue Rocks were affiliated with the Boston Red Sox.
Current Royals that played for the Blue Rocks include Aaron Crow, Danny Duffy, Jarrod Dyson, Kelvin Herrera, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez, among others.
"We are very excited to continue our relationship with the Wilmington Blue Rocks an additional two years," said Scott Sharp, Royals director of Minor League operations. "We have been partners with the Blue Rocks for all but two years of their existence and take great pride in this. The ownership group, management team and the community are great supporters of the Kansas City Royals and our Minor League players. The facility and city are second to none in Minor League baseball."