NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Sounds and Milwaukee Brewers have extended their player development contract for two more years, ensuring that the working relationship between the clubs will continue through the completion of the 2014 season. The Sounds have served as the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate since 2005.
The announcement was made jointly this morning by Sounds co-owner Frank Ward and Brewers president of baseball operations and general manager Doug Melvin.
"We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Brewers," said Ward. "They are an organization that produces quality major leaguers through their minor league system, and we are looking forward to watching Milwaukee's next tier of stars continue to develop in Music City."
In eight 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 589-559 record over that stretch.
"We are pleased to extend our working agreement with the Sounds. While the current facility and conditions are not totally satisfactory, we remain loyal and are very supportive of the ownership and Frank Ward in his continued efforts to get a much-needed new park," said Melvin.
"As General Manager of a Major League franchise, I totally believe in this ownership, and if we can get the same support from the city, Nashville will be one of the most desirable franchises in minor league baseball."
Not including rehab players, 16 different Sounds players also spent time with Milwaukee this season. Twenty-four of the current 31 players on the Brewers' active roster have appeared for Nashville during their playing careers.
The Sounds kick off their 36th season of competition next April at Greer Stadium. Season ticket packages are currently on sale by calling (615) 690-HITS or visiting www.nashvillesounds.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.