Lake Monsters to stay with A's

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The Vermont Lake Monsters will remain as part of the Oakland Athletics through the year 2020.

The two teams announced Friday they have extended their player development contract for the next two seasons.

Vermont's affiliation with the Athletics began in 2011 when the Lake Monsters won the first of their two Stedler Division titles.

A's General Manager David Forst spoke about the news in a video posted to the teams Twitter account.

"We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Vermont. From Ray and Kyle and ownership to Joe and his staff, they've been incredible partners. The players are welcome in the city and it's been a great year, a great place for players to start their careers," Forst said.

Twenty-two former Lake Monsters have made their way through the minors and reached the Major Leagues.