MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have extended invitations to four Minor League teams to become affiliates in Major League Baseball’s new player development structure. Receiving invitations are the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A), Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A), Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (High-A) and Carolina Mudcats (Low-A).
“We are eager to invite these four teams and their communities to join with us in developing tomorrow’s Brewers stars,” said Vice President of Minor League Operations Tom Flanagan. “We have a strong development history with each, and we look forward to building upon it in the years ahead.”
Nashville previously served as the team’s Triple-A affiliate from 2005-14, winning the Pacific Coast League championship in 2005. The Sounds play their home games at First Horizon Park in downtown Nashville, which opened in 2015.
“We are excited to receive the invitation to become the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers today,” said Sounds General Manager Adam Nuse. “Led by Mark Attanasio and David Stearns, the Brewers are an organization that places a strong emphasis on player development. The Sounds still need to have the overall agreement with Major League Baseball formalized before any affiliation can be finalized. Once that occurs, we look forward to building the relationship and re-introducing Milwaukee Brewers baseball to the City of Nashville.”
Biloxi has served as Milwaukee’s Double-A affiliate since 2015, while Wisconsin has been the organization’s Low-A club since 2009. The Brewers purchased the Carolina Mudcats in 2017. In 2021, Wisconsin would switch from Low-A to High-A and Carolina would switch from High-A to Low-A.
“We are happy to continue the excellent relationship that has been developed with the Brewers,” said Shuckers General Manager Hunter Reed. “This invitation ensures we have an opportunity to maintain our long-term partnership in Biloxi with a familiar organization, and we are excited for the years to come.”
“We are pleased to be invited to continue our partnership with the Brewers,” said Timber Rattlers President Rob Zerjav. “We have had a very positive relationship with the team for the past 12 years and look forward to our ongoing affiliation.”