The Scrappers have been affiliated with the Indians since their inaugural season in 1999.
“We are thrilled to continue our great relationship with the Cleveland Indians and working together to produce a quality product both on and off the field,” said Vice President of HWS Baseball and Scrappers General Manager Jordan Taylor. “The Cleveland Indians have shown a commitment to developing a strong farm system which gives our community the unique opportunity to see future Major League talent at Eastwood Field.”
“The Indians take pride in close relationships with our affiliates and while being nearby helps, what is most important is alignment on the environment for players to thrive.” said Carter Hawkins, Cleveland Indians Assistant General Manager, Baseball Operations. “We continue to be pleased that the Scrappers, HWS baseball, and the fans of Mahoning Valley share that vision, and we’re excited to continue our partnership now and into the future.”
You can read more about the current state of affiliations on our Affiliate Dance page. We expect a number of affiliations to be renewed in coming weeks, but there are always intriguing openings at every level of baseball. As you can see on the Affiliate Dance page, MLB and MiLB teams can renew their existing affiliations at any point. At the end of the 2018 season, teams can file to search new affiliation options, so there’s always a shuffle of sorts at the end of the year.