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1994-1995 MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS CHANGES

     The deadline for changes to minor league affiliations is
Sunday, September 25.  Next week, MLB release its list of
affiliation changes for '95.  The SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY has
compiled a list of moves as of yesterday.  Teams have until
midnight Sunday to strike a deal.  Unaffiliated minor league
teams will be examined by Jimmie Lee Solomon, MLB's Dir of Minor
Leagues, in an effort to match them up with teams in need of
player development contracts (PDC).
     KEY:  R = Rookie League.  SA = Single-A, short season.
CITY                LEVEL     '94 AFFILIATE  '95 AFFILIATE
Bristol, VA         R         Tigers         White Sox
Chandler, AZ        R         Cardinals       --
Bellingham, WA      SA        Mariners       Giants
Eugene, OR          SA        Royals         Braves
Everett, WA         SA        Giants         Mariners
Idaho Falls, ID     SA        Braves         Padres
Spokane, WA         SA        Padres         Royals
Albany, GA          A         Orioles        Expos
Burlington, IA      A         Expos          OPEN
Central Valley, CA  A         Rockies        OPEN
Clinton, IA         A         Giants         Padres
Lynchburg, VA       A         Red Sox        Pirates
Peoria, IL          A         Cubs           Red Sox (unofficial)
Rockford, IL        A         Royals         Cubs
Salem, VA           A         Pirates        Rockies
Springfield, IL     A         Padres         Royals
Jacksonville, FL    AA        Mariners       Tigers
Memphis, TN         AA        Royals         Padres
New Britain, CT     AA        Red Sox        Twins
Trenton, NJ         AA        Tigers         Red Sox
Wichita, KS         AA        Padres         Royals
Buffalo, NY         AAA       Pirates        Indians
Calgary,  AB        AAA       Mariners       Pirates
Charlotte, NC       AAA       Indians        Marlins
Edmonton, AB        AAA       Marlins        A's
Tacoma, WA          AAA       A's            Mariners
     OPENINGS:  The Mariners and Red Sox are yet to sign a PDC
for a AA franchise, and the Orioles are still looking for an A
level team.
     MOVING:  The Rockies SA team in Bend, OR is moving to
Portland.  The Cardinals A team in Madison, WI is moving to
Battle Creek, MI.  The Phillies A team in Spartanburg, SC is
moving to Kannapolis, NC.  The Twins AA Nashville, TN franchise
is being moved to San Juan, but a contract is yet to be signed
with the P.R. franchise.  Negotiations to move Cleveland's AA
club from Canton to Akron, OH, are pending.
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