09/15/2010 7:17 PM ET
Brewers extend affiliation with Triple-A Nashville Sounds
Player Development Contract Extends Through the 2012 Season
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers and Nashville Sounds have extended their player development contract for two more seasons through the completion of the 2012 season. The announcement was made jointly today by Brewers Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin and Sounds co-owner Frank Ward.
The Sounds have served as the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate since the start of the 2005 season.
In six seasons as a Brewers affiliate, Nashville has produced five winning records, made the playoffs three times, and captured the 2005 Pacific Coast League title. The Sounds carry a 451-409 record over that stretch, the fourth-best mark among the 16 PCL clubs.
"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," said Melvin. "We appreciate the fans who have supported both the Sounds and the Brewers players who have earned their way to Milwaukee."
"We are very pleased to continue our relationship with the Milwaukee Brewers and their staff. The product that they've put on the field here in Nashville speaks for itself," said Ward. "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."
Not including rehab players, 15 different Sounds players were promoted to Milwaukee this season. In addition, 24 of the current 31 players on the Brewers' active roster have appeared with Nashville during their playing careers.
The Sounds play their home games at Greer Stadium and are managed by Don Money.