Washington Nationals End Affiliation with Fresno Grizzlies


FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The Washington Nationals have ended their affiliation with the Fresno Grizzlies after a 2-year partnership.

The East Coast team will move their Triple-A franchise to Rochester, New York with the Rochester Red Wings.


The Grizzlies tweeted out a statement thanking the Nationals.

The Fresno Grizzlies would like to thank the Washington Nationals for their partnership over the past two years. Being affiliated with the Nationals’ during their first World Series Championship is something that all of Fresno can take pride in. We are honored to have been part of their run, along with the other four championships won by our affiliates in the past 10 seasons. There is no doubt that Fresno is a place “Where Champions are Grown,” as it will continue to be for our next Major League partner.

As MLB and MiLB continue to discuss the future of player development, The Grizzlies are actively planning for our next season in Downtown Fresno.



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