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Twins reach deal with Class A Cedar Rapids

CLEVELAND -- The Twins agreed to a four-year pact with the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Kernels, who will serve as the organization's Class A affiliate.

"The Kernels have an outstanding reputation throughout professional baseball and the Twins are excited to bring our players and staff to Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium for the 2013 season," said Jim Rantz, senior director of Minor Leagues with the Twins.

The Kernels, part of the Midwest League since 1962, had been affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels since 1993.

CLEVELAND -- The Twins agreed to a four-year pact with the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Kernels, who will serve as the organization's Class A affiliate.

"The Kernels have an outstanding reputation throughout professional baseball and the Twins are excited to bring our players and staff to Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium for the 2013 season," said Jim Rantz, senior director of Minor Leagues with the Twins.

The Kernels, part of the Midwest League since 1962, had been affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels since 1993.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.