MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a two-year player development contract with the Carolina Mudcats of the Class-A (advanced) Carolina League through the 2018 season. Previously the Brevard County of the Florida State League was the Brewers Class A but moved to Kissimmee, Fla. and is not affiliates with the Atlanta Braves. This change does not affect the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the Class A affiliate.
The announcement was made jointly by Brewers General Manager David Stearns and Mudcats President and Majority Owner Steve Bryant.
“The Brewers are excited to announce a partnership with Steve Bryant and the Carolina Mudcats,” said Stearns. “The organization is committed to developing young talent and we strongly believe that the Mudcats will help us achieve that goal. We look forward to working with our new partner in the Carolina League.”
The Mudcats are a member of the Carolina League’s Southern division. The team plays their home games at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, North Carolina.
“Having met with the Brewers, and in looking at their system, we are confident that we are getting an organization that is loaded with young, talented prospects that we feel will enhance our program” said Bryant. “We are very impressed with the Brewers in that they share with us a desire to develop young talent at the Minor League level.”
This is the first time that the Brewers will have an affiliate in the Carolina League.
(Additions were made to press release by the Milwaukee Brewers Media Relations)