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Nats extend deal with Auburn Doubledays

Aug 28, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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The Nationals announced on Thursday a player development contract extension with their Class A New York-Penn League affiliate, the Auburn Doubledays, a deal that will maintain the partnership between both clubs through 2016.

The short season Doubledays have been a part of the Nationals since 2010.

“We are proud to continue our association with the Auburn Doubledays,” general manager Mike Rizzo said in a press release.

“They have been a quality partner of ours for several years now and we look forward to our ongoing partnership.”

Assistant general manager Doug Harris also released a statement on the deal:

“Auburn has been a great place for us to send our players, many of them fresh out of high school or college and just beginning their professional careers,” Harris said. “We are thrilled to continue sending many of our young players there.”

Auburn is often the first stop for many Nationals prospects in their track through the organization. Lucas Giolito, Anthony Rendon and Jake Johansen are examples of former Doubledays.

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
ATLANTA 76 77 13.0
MIAMI 74 79 15.0
NEW YORK 74 80 15.5
PHILADELPHIA 70 84 19.5
x-Clinched NL East title
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NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 88 66 1.5
ST. LOUIS 86 68 3.5
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 69 5.0 +1.0
PITTSBURGH 83 70 6.0 --
MILWAUKEE 79 75 10.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
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SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
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WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
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