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New Britain, Colorado enter new affiliation

New Britain Rock CatsThe New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League) will have a new parent in 2015, as the team has entered into a two-year player development contract (PDC) with the Colorado Rockies.

“We are excited to have a new Major League partnership with the Colorado Rockies and thrilled that they will be part of the Rock Cats exciting future,” said Rock Cats Managing Partner Josh Solomon in a press release “The Rockies have the same values that are important to the Rock Cats in community service and also have done a great job in player development and winning at the minor league level,”

“The Rockies are thrilled to have the opportunity to play in New Britain in front of a great historic fan base and are excited to build new relationships with the Rock Cats fans,” Rockies Senior Director of Player Development Jeff Bridich said. “The Eastern League is a tremendous league where there are high expectations of talent, and we feel our players will thrive in the environment that it provides.”

“We are thrilled to welcome our new Major League partner. Our fans will also get the opportunity to see a National League brand of baseball for the first time in franchise history,” said Rock Cats General Manager Tim Restall.

With the Rockies going to New Britain and the Minnesota Twins talking with the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), that just leaves the Mobile BayBears and Arizona Diamondbacks unaffiliated on the Double-A level.

Here’s a look at the current affiliate status in Minor League Baseball.


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