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Brewers, Manatees extend affiliation

Brevard County ManateesMore on the affiliation front: the Milwaukee Brewers and the Brevard County Manatees (High Class A; Florida State League) have extended their player development contract (PDC) through the 2014 season.

“General Manager Kyle Smith and his front office have made the Manatees a great stepping stone for our Major League hopefuls,” said Reid Nichols, Brewers Special Assistant to the General Manager/Director of Player Development/Training Center. “This is a working relationship that we hope to continue for many years.”

The Manatees, located in Viera, Fla., are owned and operated by Central Florida Baseball Group, LLC. Brevard County has had a PDC with Milwaukee since 2005. Previously, the Manatees were affiliated with the Florida Marlins from 1994-2001 and the Montreal Expos from 2002-2004.

“The Manatees are very pleased to continue their PDC with a first class organization like the Milwaukee Brewers,” said Brevard County Manatees General Manager Kyle Smith. “The way the Brewers’ front office treats their players, coaches and affiliates is unparalleled.”

A total of 27 players have made a stop at Brevard County on their way to up through the Brewers’ minor league ranks before reaching the Major Leagues with the Brewers.

Here’s a look at the current affiliate status.


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