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Seattle Mariners Invite Four Franchises to Return as Affiliates

December 9, 2020 - California League (CalL) - Modesto Nuts News Release

MODESTO, CA - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto and Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced today that the club has invited the following four communities to be Mariners affiliates in Major League Baseball's new player development structure.

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)

Arkansas Travelers (AA)

Everett AquaSox (Advanced A)

Modesto Nuts (A)

"We are pleased to invite these four great communities to continue to work with us to develop the next generation of Mariners players," Dipoto said.

"All four of these organizations and ownership groups have been outstanding partners to us," McKay said.

"We look forward to continuing to work with them going forward."

What they're saying...

Modesto Nuts General Manager Zach Brockman: "

The Mariners have been an absolute dream to work with since we began our partnership in 2017. We've extremely excited to have the opportunity to continue growing professional baseball in the central valley with such a first-class organization."

Modesto City Manager Joe Lopez: "The City of Modesto is very excited to continue our relationship as an affiliate of the Mariners. Modesto loves baseball and we love the Nuts! We look forward to working together to continue the great tradition of baseball in Modesto and developing players for the Mariners!"

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