MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers and Huntsville Stars have extended their player development contract for two more seasons through the completion of the 2014 season. The announcement was made jointly today by Brewers President of Baseball Operations – General Manager Doug Melvin and Stars General Manager Buck Rogers.
“We have agreed to extend our working agreement with the Stars,” said Melvin. “The current facility and conditions provide a number of challenges on the player development front and we support Miles Prentice and his ownership group in their continued efforts to get a much needed new park. The Southern League continues to provide a competitive environment for our players at the Double-A level and we look towards continuing our long-time affiliation with the Huntsville Stars.”
The Stars recently completed their 14th season as the Brewers’ Double-A affiliate, a partnership that began at the start of the 1999 season. During this timeframe, the Stars have won four division championships (2001, 2003, 2006 and 2007) and were the Southern League co-champions in 2001.
“We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with the Brewers for another two years,” said Rogers. “Many of the players that the Brewers have assigned to Huntsville have gone on to become Major League stars. The coaches and players that were a part of our 2012 season were heavily involved with the community. The Brewers are a classy organization and we are honored to have them back in Huntsville.”
Huntsville is a member of the Southern League’s North Division. They play their home games at Joe W. Davis Stadium in Huntsville, Alabama and are managed by Darnell Coles.