The new year also brought some new shake-ups to the Texas Rangers Minor League system.
Most notably, the Rangers regained the right to the Round Rock Express, who will be the team’s Triple A affiliate for the season. They had previously been in this position from 2011-2018. Previous affiliate, the Nashville Sounds, move on to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Frisco and their RoughRiders will remain the Double A affiliate. It’s hard to beat the closeness of the park to Arlington and they provide excellent facilities. Frisco and Arlington have maintained their close relationship since 2003.
The other affiliates are the Hickory Crawdads and Down East . It remains to be seen what else will happen to the leagues with the new MLB agreement which has yet to be finalized.