SEATTLE — The Mariners will keep their Lo-A affiliate in Clinton, Iowa, after reaching an agreement with the LumberKings on a two-year extension in their player-development contract through 2016.
Clinton reached the Midwest League playoffs in four of its six previous seasons as a Mariners affiliate. The LumberKings finished this season at 61-77.
Current Mariners who have played at Clinton include: Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino, Brad Miller, James Jones, James Paxton, Elias, Taijuan Walker and Tom Wilhelmsen.
The Mariners’ contract with Triple-A Tacoma also extends through 2016, but their agreements with Double-A Jackson and Hi-A High Desert expired at the end of the current season.