The new two-year extension will run through the 2008 season, equaling the longest affliation tenure in Tacoma’s Pacific Coast League history (Oakland Athletics, 1981-1994).
”The Seattle Mariners relish the opportunity to extend their player development agreement with our neighbors, the Tacoma Rainiers. Tacoma continues to provide the an excellent venue to showcase the up and coming prospects in our organization to Seattle Mariners fans in the Pacific Northwest,” said Frank Mattox, Seattle Mariners Director of Player Development.
So, the Mariner affiliates for 2007 and 2008 are:
Peoria (AZ) Mariners (Rookie -- Arizona League)
Everett AquaSox (Short Season-A -- Northwest League)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Low-A -- Midwest League)
High Desert Mavericks (High-A -- California League)
West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Double-A -- Southern Leauge)
Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A -- Pacific Coast League)
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