MiLB Contraction: list of Minor-League affiliates

Heath 5 Min Read
Minor-League affiliates list

Since the contraction of Minor-League baseball to 120 teams, we’ve compiled a list of Minor-League affiliates.

Most teams have started making their announcements about their affiliations. That list may not be final but here is a list and I have updated it with the teams that we know. The teams are listed by Divisions and in Alphabetical order.

MLB has announced that all 120 of these teams have accepted their Player Development License offers.

List of Minor-League affiliates

*indicates the team was in Independent baseball.

AL East
Toronto Blue Jays Buffalo BisonsNew Hampshire Fisher CatsVancouver CanadiansDunedin Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles Norfolk TidesBowie BaysoxAberdeen IronbirdsDelmarva Shorebirds
Tampa Bay Rays Durham BullsMontgomery BiscuitsBowling Green Hot RodsCharleston Riverdogs
Boston Red Sox Worcester Red SoxPortland Sea DogsGreenville Drive Salem Red Sox
New York YankeesScranton Wilkes-Barre RailRaidersSomerset Patriots*Hudson Valley RenegadesStaten Island Yankees
AL Central
Cleveland IndiansColumbus ClippersAkron RubberducksLake County CaptainsLynchburg Hillcats
Kansas City RoyalsOmaha Storm ChasersNorthwest Arkansas NaturalsQuad Cities River BanditsColumbia Fireflies
Detroit TigersToledo Mud HensErie SeaWolvesWest Michigan WhitecapsLakeland Flying Tigers
Minnesota TwinsSt. Paul SaintsWichita Wind SurgeCedar Rapids KernelsFort Myers
Mighty Mussels
Chicago White SoxCharlotte Knights Birmingham BaronsWinston-Salem DashKannapolis Cannon Ballers
AL West
Los Angeles AngelsSalt Lake BeesRocket City Trash PandasTri-City Dust DevilsInland Empire 66ers
Houston AstrosSugar Land Skeeters*Corpus Christi HooksAshville TouristsFayetteville Woodpeckers
Oakland AthleticsLas Vegas AviatorsMidland RockHoundsLansing LugnutsStockton Ports
Seattle MarinersTacoma RainiersArkansas Travelers Everett
Modesto Nuts
Texas Rangers Round Rock Express Frisco RoughRiders Hickory Crawdads Down East Wood Ducks
NL East
Atlanta BravesGwinnett StripersMississippi BravesRome BravesAugusta GreenJackets
Miami MarlinsJacksonville Jumbo ShrimpPensacola Blue WahoosBeloit SnappersJupiter Hammerheads
New York MetsSyracuse MetsBinghamton Rumble PoniesBrooklyn CyclonesSt. Lucie Mets
Washington NationalsRochester Red WingsHarrisburg SenatorsWilmington Blue RocksFredericksburg Nationals
Philadelphia PhilliesLehigh Valley IronPigsReading Fightin PhilsJersey Shore BlueClawsClearwater Threshers
NL Central
Milwaukee Brewers Nashville Sounds Biloxi ShuckersWisconsin Timber RattlersCarolina Mudcats
St Louis CardinalsMemphis RedbirdsSpringfield CardinalsPeoria ChiefsPalm Beach Cardinals
Chicago CubsIowa CubsTennessee SmokiesSouth Bend CubsMyrtle Beach Pelicans
Pittsburgh Pirates Indianapolis IndiansAltoona CurveGreensboro GrasshoppersBradenton Marauders
Cincinnati RedsLouisville BatsChattanooga LookoutsDayton DragonsDaytona Tortugas
NL West
Arizona DiamondbacksReno AcesAmarillo Sod PoodlesHillsboro HopsVisalia Rawhide
Los Angeles DodgersOklahoma City DodgersTulsa DrillersGreat Lakes LoonsRancho Cucamonga Quakes
San Francisco GiantsSacramento River CatsRichmond Flying SquirrelsEugene EmeraldsSan Jose Giants
San Diego PadresEl Paso ChihuahuasSan Antonio MissionsFort Wayne TinCapsLake Elsinore Storm
Colorado RockiesAlbuquerque IsotopesHartford Yard GoatsSpokane Indians Fresno Grizzlies

Some of these affiliations are the same. Some have gone to Independent Leagues, some have gone from Independent Leagues to affiliated ball and others like the Staten Island Yankees have folded and are suing their former parent clubs.

Notable for Texas: The Round Rock Express will become their new Triple-A affiliate. The Down East Wood Ducks and Hickory Crawdads are switching leagues.

The Nashville Sounds become the Milwaukee Brewers new Triple-A affiliate. The San Antonio Missions were their previous affiliate and are now with the Padres as their Double-A affiliate.

The Amarillo Sod Poodles first year in 2019, they were affiliated with the San Diego Padres. They are now an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The San Antonio Missions were the Triple-A team for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Fresno Grizzlies will move from Triple-A to Low-A, which is a significant drop.

The teams have until February 10, 2021 to decide whether they will accept the offers or not.

This is the list of Minor-League affiliates and will be updated.


Covering the Texas Rangers farm system since 2019. Credentialed media with the Frisco RoughRiders.

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