Brewers extend player development contract with Class-A Brevard County Manatees

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee Brewers today announced a two-year player development contract extension with the Class-A Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League through the 2014 season.

“General Manager Kyle Smith and his front office have made the Manatees a great stepping stone for our Major League hopefuls,” said Reid Nichols, Brewers Special Assistant to the General Manager/Director of Player Development/Training Center. “This is a working relationship that we hope to continue for many years.”

Located in Viera, Florida, the Manatees have been a Brewers affiliate since the 2005 season. They play their home games at Space Coast Stadium and are owned and operated by Central Florida Baseball Group, LLC.

“The Manatees are very pleased to continue their PDC with a first class organization like the Milwaukee Brewers,” said Brevard County Manatees General Manager Kyle Smith. “The way the Brewers’ front office treats their players, coaches and affiliates is unparalleled.”