St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Tuesday
that the club has extended their affiliation with the Triple-A Memphis
The new deal keeps Memphis in the fold for two more years, through the 2014
"We are very pleased to have extended our relationship with the Redbirds
organization and the city of Memphis for an additional two years," Cardinals
general manager John Mozeliak said. "The Redbirds ballclub and the Memphis
fans have been tremendous supporters of the Cardinals organization for many
years...and we feel that there is no better place to develop Cardinals players
who are one level away from reaching St. Louis and the Major Leagues."
The Cardinals and Memphis first became affiliated in 1998 when the Redbirds
began play in the Pacific Coast League. The minor-league team plays in
AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis, having moved from Tim McCarver Stadium
after the 1999 season.
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