The only change: Daytona and Dayton will be flipping classifications, with the Florida State League dropping to Low A and the Midwest League rising to High A.
“We are very proud of the stability we’ve been able to provide to our minor league partners over the years, and we want to continue our relationships with Louisville, Dayton, Chattanooga and Daytona,” said Reds Vice President, General Manager Nick Krall. “There are few affiliates in baseball that provide the high quality of care to players and facilities that those four teams have provided the Reds.”
For the 22nd consecutive season the Reds would be affiliated with Louisville in Class AAA and with Dayton. The organization would return for the seventh straight year to Daytona and could go back to Class AA Chattanooga for the third consecutive season and 24th overall.
“We are pleased to have received the invitation, and we look forward to receiving and reviewing the complete terms and conditions of the new Player Development License,” said Dragons President and General Manager Robert Murphy via press statement.
“We’ve had professional baseball in Chattanooga since 1885 and we are thrilled to receive an invitation from the Cincinnati Reds that would keep affiliated baseball in the community,” said Lookouts Managing Owner Jason Freier via press statement. “We would like to thank the Cincinnati Reds for their continued partnership and their commitment to Chattanooga. We are also grateful to the Chattanooga community and Lookouts’ fans for their outstanding and steadfast support.”
In Daytona, affiliated professional baseball has been played at Jackie Robinson Ballpark for a century, following Daytona’s Florida State League debut in 1920. “The Tortugas are ecstatic this proud tradition is well positioned to continue for many years to come,” said Tortugas General Manager Jim Jaworski in a press statement.
“We could not be happier that affiliated professional baseball is poised to continue to be played at Jackie Robinson Ballpark,” co-owner Bob Fregolle said in a press statement. “This invitation from the Reds positions us well to continue to showcase Major League Baseball stars of tomorrow.”
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