Affiliation Shuffle

Below is a listing of every minor league team’s affiliation status heading into the period when major and minor league teams can hook up with new partners, which begins Sept. 16.

The listing “current contract expiring” does not necessarily mean the existing affiliation will end; in fact, many of these major and minor league teams expect to extend their player-development contracts. It simply means the contract expired at the end of the minor league season and has not yet been renewed.

Baseball America will continue to update this information as renewals are announced. Major and minor league teams have until Sept. 11 to notify their central offices that they will seek new affiliations. They will then find out which teams are available and will have from Sept. 16-30 to sign new player-development contracts.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Tucson Pacific Coast Current contract expiring
Double-A Tennessee Southern Current contract expiring
High A Lancaster California Current contract expiring
Low A South Bend Midwest Current contract expiring
Short-season Yakima Northwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Missoula Pioneer Signed through 2010
ATLANTA BRAVES
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Richmond International Major league team owns affiliate
Double-A Mississippi Southern Major league team owns affiliate
High A Myrtle Beach Carolina Current contract expiring
Low A Rome South Atlantic Major league team owns affiliate
Rookie Danville Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
Rookie Kissimmee Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Ottawa International Current contract expiring
Double-A Bowie Eastern Current contract expiring
High A Frederick Carolina Current contract expiring
Low A Delmarva South Atlantic Current contract expiring
Short-season Aberdeen New York-Penn Signed through 2010
Rookie Bluefield Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
BOSTON RED SOX
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Pawtucket International Signed through 2010
Double-A Portland Eastern Signed through 2008
High A Wilmington Carolina Current contract expiring
Low A Greenville South Atlantic Signed through 2008
Short-season Lowell New York-Penn Signed through 2008
Rookie Fort Myers Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
CHICAGO CUBS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Iowa Pacific Coast Signed through 2010
Double-A West Tenn Southern Current contract expiring
High A Daytona Florida State Signed through 2008
Low A Peoria Midwest Signed through 2008
Short-season Boise Northwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Mesa Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Charlotte International Current contract expiring
Double-A Birmingham Southern Signed through 2010
High A Winston-Salem Carolina Signed through 2008
Low A Kannapolis South Atlantic Current contract expiring
Rookie Great Falls Pioneer Current contract expiring
Rookie Bristol Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
CINCINNATI REDS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Louisville International Signed through 2008
Double-A Chattanooga Southern Signed through 2008
High A Sarasota Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A Dayton Midwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Billings Pioneer Current contract expiring
Rookie Sarasota Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
CLEVELAND INDIANS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Buffalo International Signed through 2008
Double-A Akron Eastern Signed through 2008
High A Kinston Carolina Signed through 2008
Low A Lake County South Atlantic Current contract expiring
Short season Mahoning Valley New York-Penn Current contract expiring
Rookie Burlington Appalachian Royals will take over club
Rookie Winter Haven Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
COLORADO ROCKIES
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Colorado Springs Pacific Coast Signed through 2008
Double-A Tulsa Texas Signed through 2010
High A Modesto California Signed through 2008
Low A Asheville South Atlantic Signed through 2008
Short-season Tri-City Northwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Casper Pioneer Signed through 2008
DETRIOT TIGERS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Toledo International Signed through 2008
Double-A Erie Eastern Signed through 2008
High A Lakeland Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A West Michigan Midwest Signed through 2010
Short-season Oneonta New York-Penn Signed through 2010
Rookie Lakeland Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
FLORIDA MARLINS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Albuquerque Pacific Coast Signed through 2008
Double-A Carolina Southern Signed through 2008
High A Jupiter Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A Greensboro South Atlantic Signed through 2008
Short-season Jamestown New York-Penn Current contract expiring
Rookie Jupiter Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
HOUSTON ASTROS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Round Rock Pacific Coast Signed through 2008
Double-A Corpus Christi Texas Signed through 2008
High A Salem Carolina Signed through 2008
Low A Lexington South Atlantic Signed through 2008
Short-season Tri-City New York-Penn Signed through 2008
Rookie Greeneville Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Omaha Pacific Coast Signed through 2008
Double-A Wichita Texas Signed through 2008
High A High Desert California Current contract expiring
Low A Burlington Midwest Signed through 2010
Short-season Idaho Falls Pioneer Current contract expiring
Rookie Surprise Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Salt Lake Pacific Coast Signed through 2012
Double-A Arkansas Texas Signed through 2008
High A Rancho Cucamonga California Signed through 2008
Low A Cedar Rapids Midwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Orem Pioneer Signed through 2010
Rookie Tempe Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Las Vegas Pacific Coast Current contract expiring
Double-A Jacksonville Southern Signed through 2008
High A Vero Beach Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A Columbus South Atlantic Current contract expiring
Rookie Ogden Pioneer Signed through 2010
Rookie Vero Beach Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Nashville Pacific Coast Signed through 2010
Double-A Huntsville Southern Signed through 2008
High A Brevard County Florida State Signed through 2010
Low A West Virginia South Atlantic Current contract expiring
Rookie Helena Pioneer Signed through 2008
Rookie Phoenix Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
MINNESOTA TWINS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Rochester International Signed through 2008
Double-A New Britain Eastern Signed through 2008
High A Fort Myers Florida State Signed through 2008
Low A Beloit Midwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Elizabethton Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
Rookie Fort Myers Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
NEW YORK METS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Norfolk International Current contract expiring
Double-A Binghamton Eastern Signed through 2008
High A St. Lucie Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A Hagerstown South Atlantic Current contract expiring
Short-season Brooklyn New York-Penn Major league team owns affiliate
Rookie Kingsport Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
Rookie Mets Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
NEW YORK YANKEES
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Columbus International Current contract expiring
Double-A Trenton Eastern Signed through 2008
High A Tampa Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A Charleston South Atlantic Signed through 2008
Short-season Staten Island New York-Penn Major league team buying affiliate
Rookie Tampa Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Sacramento Pacific Coast Signed through 2010
Double-A Midland Texas Signed through 2008
High A Stockton California Signed through 2008
Low A Kane County Midwest Signed through 2008
Short-season Vancouver Northwest Current contract expiring
Rookie Phoenix Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Scranton/W-B International Current contract expiring
Double-A Reading Eastern Current contract expiring
High A Clearwater Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A Lakewood South Atlantic Signed through 2008
Short-season Batavia New York-Penn Current contract expiring
Rookie Clearwater Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Indianapolis International Signed through 2008
Double-A Altoona Eastern Signed through 2010
High A Lynchburg Carolina Signed through 2008
Low A Hickory South Atlantic Signed through 2008
Short-season Williamsport New York-Penn Current contract expiring
Rookie Bradenton Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Memphis Pacific Coast Signed through 2008
Double-A Springfield Texas Major league team owns affiliate
High A Palm Beach Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A Quad Cities Midwest Signed through 2008
Short-season State College New York-Penn Current contract expiring
Rookie Johnson City Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
SAN DIEGO PADRES
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Portland Pacific Coast Signed through 2008
Double-A Mobile Southern Current contract expiring
High A Lake Elsinore California Signed through 2008
Low A Fort Wayne Midwest Signed through 2008
Short-season Eugene Northwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Padres Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Fresno Pacific Coast Signed through 2008
Double-A Connecticut Eastern Signed through 2008
High A San Jose California Signed through 2008
Low A Augusta South Atlantic Signed through 2008
Short-season Salem-Keizer Northwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Scottsdale Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
SEATTLE MARINERS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Tacoma Pacific Coast Current contract expiring
Double-A San Antonio Texas Current contract expiring
High A Inland Empire California Current contract expiring
Low A Wisconsin Midwest Signed through 2008
Short-season Everett Northwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Peoria Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Durham International Signed through 2008
Double-A Montgomery Southern Signed through 2008
High A Visalia California Current contract expiring
Low A SW Michigan Midwest Current contract expiring
Short-season Hudson Valley New York-Penn Signed through 2008
Rookie Princeton Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
TEXAS RANGERS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Oklahoma Pacific Coast Signed through 2010
Double-A Frisco Texas Signed through 2010
High A Bakersfield California Signed through 2010
Low A Clinton Midwest Current contract expiring
Short-season Spokane Northwest Signed through 2008
Rookie Surprise Arizona Major league team owns affiliate
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A Syracuse International Signed through 2008
Double-A New Hampshire Eastern Signed through 2008
High A Dunedin Florida State Major league team owns affiliate
Low A Lansing Midwest Current contract expiring
Short-season Auburn New York-Penn Current contract expiring
Rookie Pulaski Appalachian Major league team owns affiliate
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Class Farm Team League Affiliation Status
Triple-A New Orleans Pacific Coast Current contract expiring
Double-A Harrisburg Eastern Signed through 2010
High A Potomac Carolina Current contract expiring
Low A Savannah South Atlantic Current contract expiring
Short-season Vermont New York-Penn Current contract expiring
Rookie Melbourne Gulf Coast Major league team owns affiliate
 

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