The Minnesota Twins and top affiliate Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International League) are parting ways, clearing the way for the Twins to undertake a new affiliation with the St. Paul Saints and the Red Wings staying as an affiliated team.
This move is not a surprise; we predicted it last week in our preview of the upcoming changes to Minor League Baseball under MLB rule.
The Twins and Red Wings became affiliated in September 2002 and were together for 17 seasons.
“Our relationship with the Twins has been a good one. Dave St. Peter (Twins President/ CEO), in his call to inform me, stressed the deep appreciation the Twins have had for our relationship, and gratitude for our partnership. We will always have fond memories of our time spent as a Twins affiliate, but it’s exciting to contemplate the future in this new era of Red Wings Baseball,” said Red Wings President/CEO/COO Naomi Silver via press release.
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