Updated: November 10, 2020 11:55 PM
Created: November 10, 2020 07:45 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The relationship between the Rochester Red Wings and their parent club since 2003 is over.
In a report first revealed in Minneapolis-St. Paul's Star-Tribune on Tuesday, the Twins have informed the Red Wings that they will not be affiliated with them beginning next year, with the expectation that the Minneapolis-based Twins will pursue the St. Paul Saints as their new AAA affiliate.
The Red Wings confirmed the news on their website and Twitter page later on Tuesday:
“Our relationship with the Twins has been a good one. Dave St. Peter (Twins President/ CEO), in his call to inform me, stressed the deep appreciation the Twins have had for our relationship, and gratitude for our partnership. We will always have fond memories of our time spent as a Twins affiliate, but it’s exciting to contemplate the future in this new era of Red Wings Baseball,” said Red Wings President/CEO/COO Naomi Silver in the release placed on the team's website.
The move is part of an overall restructuring of Minor League Baseball that will see fewer teams with more geographically friendly affiliations.
It is not yet known who the Red Wings will have providing them players going forward. They have previously been affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles and before them the St. Louis Cardinals.
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