The two teams have reached an agreement to renew their Players Development Contract through the 2018 season. Fort Wayne has been San Diego’s Midwest League affiliate since 1999, according to the TinCaps.
“We’re truly thrilled to extend our partnership with the Padres,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said. “In a lot of ways, we feel closer than ever to the great folks in San Diego, and this relationship has been mutually beneficial to both of us.”
The extension stretches the affiliation to 20 years, which is the longest-lasting Minor League Baseball affiliation in San Diego’s history.