The Nashville Sounds will remain the Milwaukee Brewers’ AAA affiliate at least through the 2012 season, the teams announced Wednesday.
“We are very pleased to continue our relationship with the Milwaukee Brewers and their staff,” Sounds’ owner Frank Ward said in a release announcing the extended agreement. “The product that they’ve put on the field here in Nashville speaks for itself. In addition, we are excited to know the Sounds will continue to play an integral role in developing the Brewers’ prospects on their way to Milwaukee.”
The Sounds have been the Brewers’ top farm team since 2005. During that time they have had five winning seasons, have been to the playoffs three times and won the 2005 Pacific Coast League championship.
Nashville’s record over those six seasons is 451-409, sixth best in the PCL. Twenty-four of the current 31 players on the Brewers’ active roster have played for Nashville.
“Frank Ward and his ownership group have provided our Nashville club with a number of our baseball-needed requests and the Brewers hope a new stadium is in the future plans,” Milwaukee vice president Doug Melvin said. “We appreciate the fans who have supported both the Sounds and the Brewers players who have earned their way to Milwaukee.”