The Dodgers have spent the last month or so extending agreements with their minor league affiliates. The latest extension came today, with the Triple A Albuquerque Isotopes, through 2012.â†µ
â€œWe are excited about extending our partnership with the Albuquerque Isotopes,â€ said De Jon Watson, Dodgers Assistant General Manager, Player Development. â€œThe partnership has been outstanding, the fan base has been great, and weâ€™re really excited to be reacquainted with our great fans in Albuquerque .â€â†µ
â€œThe Dodgers have been ingrained in the Albuquerque community for the better part of 50 years and weâ€™re excited to continue our successful relationship,â€ said Isotopes General Manager John Traub. â€œFrom the exciting, competitive clubs weâ€™ve fielded the last two years to the fun promotional things weâ€™ve been able to do in conjunction with the Dodgers, weâ€™re thrilled that Albuquerque will continue to be known as Dodgertown , New Mexico .â€â†µ
In the last month, the Dodgers also extended agreements with Double A Chattanooga, Single A Great Lakes, and rookie league Ogden, all through 2014.â†µ
The Dodgers reunited with Albuquerque in 2009 after eight years with their Triple A affiliate in Las Vegas. The Albuquerque Dukes were the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers from 1972 to 2000 after the Duke City hosted the Dodgersâ€™ Double-A affiliate from 1965 to 1971.