“We are excited to extend our affiliation with the Reno Aces, who have been a terrific partner for the last 10 years,” said D-backs Vice President of Player Development Mike Bell. “The Aces ownership, front office, and Reno community provide a Major League facility and player experience that is crucial in the development of our players.”
The two-year renewal continues the two sides’ partnership, which began back in 2009, the Aces’ inaugural season. In 2010, both clubs signed a two-year deal which ran through the 2011-12 seasons before agreeing to a four-year extension in June 2012, continuing the affiliation through the end of the 2016 season. In May 2016, the teams again agreed to a two-year contract, continuing the affiliation through the end of this year.
“The partnership demonstrated by the Diamondbacks with the Aces and the Northern Nevada Community has been second to none,” Said Eric Edelstein, president of the Reno Aces. “Through ups and downs, Mike Bell and his player development staff have treated Reno with great players, great teams, and great community pride.”
“We are thrilled to extend what has been a successful ten season affiliation with the Arizona Diamondbacks,” said Aces general manager Emily Jaenson. “The Dbacks have been great partners in bringing talented, exciting baseball to Reno, Nevada.”
Entering play tonight, the Aces own a 696-650 all-time record, and they have advanced to the postseason four times (2011, ’12-14, ’17) after securing Pacific Northern Division titles each of those years. Reno won the Pacific Coast League and Triple-A National Championship in 2012, the latter where Pollock was named MVP.
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.