Nationals renew affiliation with Class A Hagerstown

The Nationals announced the signing of a two-year player development contract with the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League.             

Among the familiar names to have played for the Suns since the Nationals began their affiliation with Hagerstown in 2007 are pitcher Drew Storen, catcher Derek Norris and outfielder Justin Maxwell.

Hagerstown is located almost equidistant from Nationals Park (73 miles), Double-A Harrisburg (77 miles) and Class Potomac (85 miles). More than half of the 16 South Atlantic League clubs reside within a six-hour drive of the nation’s capital.

“Our partnership between the Nationals and Hagerstown has fit well,” said Nationals president Stan Kasten. “We very much appreciate the proximity and hospitality that Hagerstown and the Suns provide our players. We are pleased to have both town and team as members of our affiliate family.”            

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