Angels, Salt Lake Bees extend association

ANAHEIM -- The Angels and Salt Lake Bees have signed a two-year player-development extension that will keep the Bees as the Angels' Triple-A affiliate through the 2016 season.

The Angels have been the Bees' parent club since 2001. In that stretch, the Bees have compiled a 971-941 record, won five division championships and made two trips to the Pacific Coast League finals, including last season. Salt Lake is celebrating the franchise's 20th anniversary this season and has attracted more than 10 million fans to its 15,411-seat home, Smith's Ballpark, during that time.

"We have enjoyed our longstanding relationship with Salt Lake and are thrilled to announce an extension through 2016," assistant general manager Scott Servais said in a statement on Monday. "The City of Salt Lake and employees of the franchise continue to provide a first-class venue and experience for baseball fans."

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