Bill Ladson

Nats extend Potomac PDC for two more years

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals announced the signing of a two-year player development contract extension with Class A Advanced Potomac on Tuesday.

Potomac is 625-553 (.531) since aligning with the Nationals and won two Mills Cup titles in 2008 and 2010.

Many players on the Nationals' current roster played for Potomac over the years, including Ian Desmond, Anthony Rendon and Jordan Zimmermann.

"We are very pleased to extend our working relationship with the Potomac Nationals for another two years," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. "What we value in Potomac goes well beyond the obvious proximity and mutual fans that our clubs share. [Potomac general manager] Josh Olerud and his staff have done a tremendous job over the past few years enhancing the Carolina League experience for our players and staff."

The Potomac Nationals play their games at Pfitzner Stadium, which is located just 30 miles southwest of Washington.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.