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Affiliate Dance: 2016

Ballpark DigestWhat teams have upcoming affiliation deals, and which ones are tied long-term to their parent teams? We list them all here in anticipation of the next affiliation dance, due for the 2017 season.

Every two years MLB and MiLB teams renew their affiliation deals. Here’s a current listing of the affiliate status for all MLB and MiLB teams.

A player-development contract between a Minor League Baseball team and a Major League Baseball team runs for at least two years, through the end of an even-numbered season. The assumption is that both sides will honor the current deal before deciding to embark on a new deal. The agreements currently up for renewal are in bold, though we expect many of them to be renewed.

Some deadlines to note:

  • Teams can inform MiLB that they wish to seek a new affiliate by notifying the league office by Sept. 11. If neither team in an existing relationship informs MiLB that they seek a new affiliate, then the PDC will automatically renew.
  • PDCs expire on Sept. 30, 2016, so MiLB and MiLB teams have until then to finalize a deal.

In this cycle PDCs can be extended only for two or four years, and not beyond the expiration of the current PBA in 2020.

Affiliates do not change often, so the assumption is that the current team partnerships will be extended. Let us know about any updates to this list.

Class AAA Current Team Future Team? Status
Albuquerque Rockies Rockies Signed through 2018
Buffalo Blue Jays Blue Jays Signed through 2018
Charlotte White Sox White Sox Signed through 2020
Colorado Springs Brewers Brewers Signed through 2018
Columbus Indians Indians Signed through 2018
Durham Rays Rays Signed through 2018
El Paso Padres Padres Signed through 2018
Fresno Astros Astros Signed through 2018
Gwinnett Braves Braves Owned by Braves
Indianapolis Pirates Pirates Signed through 2020
Iowa Cubs Cubs Signed through 2018
Las Vegas Mets Mets Signed through 2018
Lehigh Valley Phillies Phillies Signed through 2020
Louisville Reds Reds Signed through 2018
Memphis Cardinals Cardinals Partly owned by Cardinals; signed through 2020
Nashville A’s A’s Signed through 2018
New Orleans Marlins Marlins Signed through 2020
Norfolk Orioles Orioles Signed through 2018
Oklahoma City Dodgers Dodgers Signed through 2018; partly owned by Dodgers owners
Omaha Royals Royals Signed through 2018
Pawtucket Red Sox Red Sox Signed through 2018
Reno D-Backs D-Backs Signed through 2018
Rochester Twins Twins Signed through 2018
Round Rock Rangers Rangers Signed through 2018
Sacramento Giants Giants Signed through 2020
Salt Lake Angels Angels Signed through 2018
S/W-B Yankees Yankees Signed through 2018; partly owned by parent Yankees
Syracuse Nationals Nationals Signed through 2018
Tacoma Mariners Mariners Signed through 2016; no reason not to expect renewal
Toledo Tigers Tigers Signed through 2018
Class AA
Akron Indians Indians Signed through 2020
Altoona Pirates Pirates Signed through 2018
Arkansas Angels Mariners Signed through 2018
Biloxi Brewers Brewers Signed through 2020
Binghamton Mets Mets Signed through 2020
Birmingham White Sox White Sox Signed through 2020
Bowie Orioles Orioles Signed through 2018
Chattanooga Twins Twins Signed through 2018
Corpus Christi Astros Astros Owned by Astros
Erie Tigers Tigers Signed through 2018
Frisco Rangers Rangers Signed through 2018
Harrisburg Nationals Nationals Signed through 2018
Hartford Rockies Rockies Signed through 2018
Jackson Mariners D-Backs Signed through 2020
Jacksonville Marlins Marlins Signed through 2020
Midland Athletics Athletics Signed through 2016
Mississippi Braves Braves Owned by Braves
Mobile D-Backs  Angels Signed through 2018
Montgomery Rays Rays Signed through 2018
New Hampshire Blue Jays Blue Jays Signed through 2018
NW Arkansas Royals Royals Signed through 2020
Pensacola Reds Reds Signed through 2018
Portland Red Sox Red Sox Signed through 2018
Reading Phillies Phillies Signed in perpetuity, as Phillies are partial owner
Richmond Giants Giants Signed through 2020
San Antonio Padres Padres Signed through 2018
Springfield Cards Cards Owned by Cards
Tennessee Cubs Cubs Signed through 2018
Trenton Yankees Yankees Signed through 2022
Tulsa Rockies Dodgers Signed through 2018
High Class A
Bradenton Pirates Pirates Owned by Pirates
Carolina Braves Brewers Signed through 2018
Central Florida* Brewers Braves Signed through 2020
Charlotte Rays Rays Signed through 2018
Clearwater Phillies Phillies Owned by Phillies
Daytona Reds Reds Signed through 2018
Dunedin Blue Jays Blue Jays Owned by Blue Jays
Fayetteville N/A Astros Astros negotiating ballpark lease
Frederick Orioles Orioles Signed through 2018
Fort Myers Twins Twins Signed through 2018
Inland Empire Angels Angels Signed through 2018
Jupiter Marlins Marlins Owned by Marlins
Kinston N/A Rangers Owned by Rangers
Lake Elsinore Padres Padres Signed through 2018
Lakeland Tigers Tigers Owned by Tigers
Lancaster Astros Rockies Signed through 2018
Lynchburg Indians Indians Signed through 2018
Modesto Rockies Mariners Majority owned by Mariners
Myrtle Beach Cubs Cubs Signed through 2020
Palm Beach Cardinals Cardinals Owned by Cardinals
Potomac Nationals Nationals Signed through 2018
Rancho Cucamonga Dodgers Dodgers Signed through 2018
St. Lucie Mets Mets Owned by Mets
Salem Red Sox Red Sox Owned by Red Sox
San Jose Giants Giants In perpetuity; partially owned by Giants
Stockton A’s A’s Signed through 2020
Tampa Yankees Yankees Owned by Yankees
Visalia D-Backs D-Backs Signed through 2018
Wilmington Royals Royals Signed through 2018
Winston-Salem White Sox White Sox In perpetuity; partly owned by White Sox
Low Class A
Asheville Rockies Rockies Signed through 2018
Augusta Giants Giants Signed through 2018
Beloit Athletics Athletics Signed through 2018
Bowling Green Rays Rays Signed through 2018
Burlington Angels Angels Signed through 2018
Cedar Rapids Twins Twins Signed through 2020
Charleston Yankees Yankees Signed through 2020
Clinton Mariners Mariners Signed through 2018
Columbia Mets Mets Signed through 2018
Dayton Reds Reds Signed in perpetuity
Delmarva Orioles Orioles Signed through 2018
Fort Wayne Padres Padres Signed through 2018
Great Lakes Dodgers Dodgers Signed through 2018
Greensboro Marlins Marlins Signed through 2018
Greenville Red Sox Red Sox Signed through 2020
Hagerstown Nationals Nationals Signed through 2018
Hickory Rangers Rangers Signed through 2018
Kane County D-Backs D-Backs Signed through 2018
Kannapolis White Sox White Sox Signed through 2018
Lake County Indians Indians Signed through 2018
Lakewood Phillies Phillies Signed through 2020
Lansing Blue Jays Blue Jays Signed through 2018
Lexington Royals Royals Signed through 2018
Peoria Cardinals Cardinals Signed through 2020
Quad Cities Astros Astros Signed through 2018
Rome Braves Braves Owned by Braves
South Bend Cubs Cubs Signed through 2020
West Michigan Tigers Tigers Signed through 2020
West Virginia Pirates Pirates Signed through 2018
Wisconsin Brewers Brewers Signed through 2020
Short Season
Aberdeen Orioles Orioles Signed through 2018
Auburn Nats Nats Signed through 2018
Batavia Marlins Marlins Signed through 2016
Boise Rockies Rockies Signed through 2018
Brooklyn Mets Mets Owned by Mets
Connecticut Tigers Tigers Signed through 2018
Eugene Padres Cubs Signed through 2018
Everett Mariners Mariners Signed through 2020
Hillsboro D-Backs D-Backs Signed through 2018
Hudson Valley Rays Rays Signed through 2016
Lowell Red Sox Red Sox Signed through 2018
Mahoning Valley Indians Indians Signed through 2018
Salem-Keizer Giants Giants Signed through 2018
Spokane Rangers Rangers Signed through 2018
State College Cardinals Cardinals Signed through 2018
Staten Island Yankees Yankees Steinbrenners retain minority share of team
Tri-City Dust Devils Padres Padres Signed through 2018
Tri-City ValleyCats Astros Astros Signed through 2018
Vancouver Blue Jays Blue Jays Signed through 2018
Vermont A’s A’s Signed through 2018
West Virginia Pirates Pirates Signed through 2016
Williamsport Phillies Phillies Signed through 2018
Rookie
Billings Reds Reds Signed through 2018
Bluefield Blue Jays Blue Jays Owned by Blue Jays
Bristol Pirates Pirates Owned by Pirates
Burlington Royals Royals Owned by Royals
Danville Braves Braves Owned by Braves
Elizabethton Twins Twins Owned by Twins
Grand Junction Rockies Rockies Owned by Rockies
Great Falls White Sox White Sox Signed through 2018
Greeneville Astros Astros Owned by Astros
Helena Brewers Brewers Signed through 2018
Idaho Falls Royals Royals Signed through 2018
Johnson City Cards Cards Owned by Cards
Kingsport Mets Mets Owned by Mets
Missoula D-Backs D-Backs Signed through 2020
Ogden Dodgers Dodgers Signed through 2018
Orem Angels Angels Signed through 2018
Princeton Rays Rays Owned by Rays
Pulaski Yankees Yankees Owned by Yankees

*Played 2016 season as Brevard County Manatees.

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