The Dodgers on Thursday wrapped up a couple of minor league loose ends, extending their affiliation agreements with both Triple A Albuquerque and Class A Rancho Cucamonga for two more years, each through 2014.
The Dodgers have been affiliated with the Albuquerque Isotopes since 2009, and had previously been affiliated with the Albuquerque Dukes from 1972-2000. The Isotopes are currently playing in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.
"We’re very excited to extend our relationship with Ken Young, John Traub and the Isotopes," said Dodgers head of player development De Jon Watson. "These two franchises have a storied history together and we’re happy to continue our relationship with the city of Albuquerque with its top-notch facilities and passionate fan base."
The Dodgers have been with Rancho Cucamonga for the last two seasons in the California League.
"The Dodgers have been a great partner of the Quakes and we are committed to each other’s success on and off the field," said Rancho Cucamonga General Manager Grant Riddle in a statement. "We are thrilled to continue our partnership and look forward to many exciting years together."
The Dodgers have had 13 different major leaguers play on a rehab assignment with Rancho Cucamonga this season including Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, and the Quakes have also had top pitching prospect Zach Lee and $42 million man Yasiel Puig play for them this year.
With these two affiliation agreements, the Dodgers are now signed through 2014 with their top five minor league affiliates: Triple A Albuquerque, Double A Chattanooga, Advanced Class A Rancho Cucamonga, Class A Great Lakes, and rookie level Ogden.