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1994-1995 MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS CHANGES
Published September 27, 1994
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.