Red Wings, Twins Extend PDC

Check another team off the list of available Triple-A affiliates.

In a move that can hardly be considered a surprise, Rochester (International) and the Twins extended their player development contract two years to run through the 2010 season. The organizations have been affiliated since the 2003 season.

“We feel very fortunate to have a working agreement with such an outstanding, well thought of organization,” Red Wings chief operating officer Naomi Silver said in a statement. “The similar values that our teams share make this a relationship that works very well for us, and that our fans enjoy very, very much. We are proud to be extending our working agreement with them.”

Coupled with the Rays and Durham (International) signing on for another two years, the number of available Triple-A teams has been reduced to 11 (that number is more likely around five if you include the Indians’ likely move to Columbus, the Mets’ likely move to Syracuse and the Phillies, Cardinals, Royals and Mariners extending strong relationships with their respective affiliates).

Below is an updated PDC list:

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (Triple-A)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 4.
Buffalo Bisons – Indians (PDC expires after 2008 season)
Charlotte Knights – White Sox (2010)
Columbus Clippers – Nationals (2008)
Durham Bulls – Rays (2010)
Gwinnett County – Braves (owned by Atlanta)
Indianapolis Indians – Pirates (2012)
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Phillies (2008)
Louisville Bats – Reds (2010)
Norfolk Tides – Orioles (2010)
Pawtucket Red Sox – Red Sox (2010)
Rochester Red Wings – Twins (2010)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees – Yankees (2010)
Syracuse Chiefs – Blue Jays (2008)
Toledo Mud Hens – Tigers (2010)

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (Triple-A)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 7.
Albuquerque Isotopes – Marlins (2008)
Colorado Springs Sky Sox – Rockies (2010)
Fresno Grizzlies – Giants (2010)
Iowa Cubs – Cubs (2012)
Las Vegas 51s – Dodgers (2008)
Memphis Redbirds – Cardinals (2008)
Nashville Sounds – Brewers (2010)
New Orleans Zephyrs – Mets (2008)
Oklahoma RedHawks – Rangers (2010)
Omaha Royals – Royals (2008)
Portland Beavers – Padres (2008)

Round Rock Express – Astros (2010)
Sacramento River Cats – Athletics (2010)
Salt Lake Bees – Angels (2012)
Tacoma Rainiers – Mariners (2008)
Tucson Sidewinders – Diamondbacks (2010)

EASTERN LEAGUE (Double-A)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 5.
Akron Aeros – Indians (2008)
Altoona Curve – Pirates (2010)
Binghamton Mets – Mets (2010)
Bowie Baysox – Orioles (2010)
Connecticut Defenders – Giants (2008)
Erie SeaWolves – Detroit (2010)
Harrisburg Senators – Nationals (2010)
New Britain Rock Cats – Twins (2008)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Blue Jays (2012)
Portland Sea Dogs – Red Sox (2012)
Reading Phillies – Phillies (2008)
Trenton Thunder – Yankees (2008)

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (Double-A)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 6
Birmingham Barons – White Sox (2010)
Carolina Mudcats – Marlins (2008)
Chattanooga Lookouts – Reds (2008)
Huntsville Stars – Brewers (2008)
Jacksonville Suns – Dodgers (2008)

Mississippi Braves – Braves (owned by Atlanta)
Mobile BayBears – Arizona (2008)
Montgomery Biscuits – Rays (2010)
Tennessee Smokies – Cubs (2012)
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx – Mariners (2008)

TEXAS LEAGUE (Double-A)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 3
Arkansas Travelers – Angels (2008)
Corpus Christi Hooks – Astros (2010)
Frisco RoughRiders – Rangers (2010)
Midland RockHounds – Athletics (2012)
San Antonio Missions – Padres (2008)
Northwest Arkansas Naturals – Royals (2008)
Springfield Cardinals – Cardinals (owned by St. Louis)
Tulsa Drillers – Rockies (2010)

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HiA)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 8
Bakersfield Blaze – Rangers (2010)
High Desert Mavericks – Mariners (2008)
Lake Elsinore Storm – Padres (2008)
Lancaster JetHawks – Red Sox (2008)
Modesto Nuts – Rockies (2008)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Angels (2010)
Inland Empire 66ers – Dodgers (2008)
San Jose Giants – Giants (2008)
Stockton Ports – Athletics (2008)
Visalia Oaks – Diamondbacks (2008)

CAROLINA LEAGUE (HiA)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 6
Frederick Keys – Orioles (2010)
Kinston Indians – Indians (2008)
Lynchburg Hillcats – Pirates (2008)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Braves (2008)

Potomac Nationals – Nationals (2010)
Salem Avalanche – Astros (2008)
Wilmington Blue Rocks – Royals (2008)
Winston-Salem Warthogs – White Sox (2008)

FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE (HiA)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 1
Brevard County Manatees – Brewers (2010)
Clearwater Threshers – Phillies (owned by Philadelphia)
Daytona Cubs – Cubs (2012)
Dunedin Blue Jays – Blue Jays (owned by Toronto)
Fort Myers Miracle – Twins (2008)
Jupiter Hammerheads – Marlins (owned by Florida)
Lakeland Flying Tigers – Tigers (owned by Detroit)
Palm Beach Cardinals – Cardinals (owned by St. Louis)
St. Lucie Mets – Mets (owned by New York
Sarasota Reds – Reds (owned by Cincinnati)
Tampa Yankees – Yankees (owned by New York)
Vero Beach Devil Rays – Tampa Bay (owned by the Dodgers)

MIDWEST LEAGUE (LoA)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 7.
Beloit Snappers – Twins (2010)
Burlington Bees – Royals (2010)
Cedar Rapids Kernels -Angels (2010)
Clinton Lumber Kings – Rangers (2008)
Dayton Dragons – Reds (2008)
Fort Wayne Wizards – Padres (2008)
Great Lakes Loons – Dodgers (2008)
Kane County Cougars – Athletics (2008)

Lansing Lugnuts – Blue Jays (2010)
Peoria Chiefs – Cubs (2012)
Quad Cities River Bandits – Cardinals (2010)
South Bend Silver Hawks – Diamondbacks (2008)
West Michigan Whitecaps – Tigers (2010)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Mariners (2008)

SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE (LoA)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 11
Asheville Tourists – Rockies (2008)
Augusta GreenJackets – Giants (2008)
Charleston Riverdogs – Yankees (2008)
Columbus Catfish – Tampa Bay (2008)

Delmarva Shorebirds – Orioles (2010)
Greensboro Grasshoppers – Marlins (2008)
Greenville Drive – Red Sox (2012)
Hagerstown Suns – Nationals (2008)
Hickory Crawdads – Pirates (2008)

Kannapolis Intimidators – White Sox (2010)
Lake County Captains – Indians (2010)
Lakewood Blue Claws – Phillies (2008)
Lexington Legends – Astros (2008)
Rome Braves – Braves (owned by Atlanta)
Savannah Sand Gnats – Mets (2008)
West Virginia Power – Brewers (2008)

New York-Penn (Rookie)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 8
Aberdeen IronBirds – Orioles (2010)
Auburn Doubledays – Blue Jays (2010)
Batavia Muckdogs – Cardinals (2008)
Brooklyn Cyclones – Mets (owned by New York)
Hudson Valley Renegades – Rays (2008)
Jamestown Jammers – Marlins (2008)
Lowell Spinners – Red Sox (2008)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers – Indians (2008)

Oneonta Tigers – Tigers (2010)
State College Spikes – Pirates (2010)
Staten Island Yankees – Yankees (owned by New York/Mandalay)
Tri-City ValleyCats – Astros (2008)
Vermont Lake Monsters – Nationals (2008)
Williamsport Crosscutters – Phillies (2008)

NORTHWEST LEAGUE (Rookie)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 6
Boise Hawks – Cubs (2010)
Eugene Emeralds – Padres (2008)
Everett AquaSox – Mariners (2008)
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – Giants (2008)
Spokane Indians – Rangers (2008)
Tri-City Dust Devils – Rockies (2008)

Vancouver Canadians – Athletics (2010)
Yakima Bears – Diamondbacks (2008)

PIONEER LEAGUE (Rookie)
PDCs expiring after 2008 season: 3
Billings Mustangs – Reds (2010)
Casper Ghosts – Rockies (2008)
Great Falls Voyagers – White Sox (2010)
Helena Brewers – Brewers (2008)
Idaho Falls Chukars – Royals (2008)

Missoula Osprey – Diamondbacks (2010)
Ogden Raptors – Dodgers (2010)
Xx Orem Owlz – Angels (2012)

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