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Ogden Raptors manager Jeremy Rodriguez (center) claps and laughs as the Ogden Raptors prepare to play the Great Falls Voyagers on Aug. 22, 2018, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.

OGDEN — Ogden will remain Dodgertown for at least two more years.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a renewal of its player development agreement with the Ogden Raptors on Wednesday.

Raptors team president Dave Baggott confirmed the agreement is a standard two-year deal. That will keep the Raptors affiliated with the Dodgers through the 2020 season and will bring the relationship to an 18-year total.

“The Raptors’ front office and fans have provided an exciting playing environment for our men to develop,” said Brandon Gomes, the Dodgers’ director of player development, in a statement. “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Ogden and look forward to once again being a part of the community.”

The announcement was made jointly by Gomes and Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president and CEO.

The Raptors have been the rookie-league partner of the Dodgers since the 2003 season. Ogden was unaffiliated in 1994-95 and was part of the Milwaukee Brewers’ system from 1996-2002.

The Raptors finished their 25th season earlier this month with a 46-30 record, a South Division title and a berth in the Pioneer League playoffs. Ogden is 93-59 in the last two regular seasons, easily the best two-year stretch in franchise history.

The team led the league in attendance with 129,285 fans for an average of 3,402 per game. Ogden has led the league in attendance for 22 consecutive seasons.

The Brewers announced a renewal with its Pioneer League team Wednesday — the Helena, Montana, team which is relocating to Colorado Springs. All eight teams in the league are on track to have carried the same major-league affiliation since the Raptors signed with the Dodgers in 2003.

Contact Brett Hein at bhein@standard.net, follow him on Twitter @bhein3 and at facebook.com/brettheinwrites.

Brett Hein is the sports editor and covers Weber State sports for the Standard-Examiner.

(1) comment

robertbecker

Rats. At least o more years then of rooting for the visiting teams.

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