Brewers renew contracts with Biloxi, Brevard County

The Brewers announced Wednesday that they have renewed their player development contracts with their affiliates in Biloxi, Miss., and Brevard County, Fla. Milwaukee's new deal is for four years with Double-A affiliate Biloxi and for two years with Class A Brevard County of the Florida State League.

Milwaukee's old Double-A affiliate -- Huntsville -- was purchased by a group based in Biloxi earlier this season, and the team will move for the 2015 season. The Brewers will have Biloxi as their Double-A affiliate through the 2018 season, and Brevard County is signed up through the end of 2016.

Doug Melvin, Milwaukee's general manager and president of baseball operations, issued an official statement regarding the new affiliate in Biloxi and the extension of the contract.

"We are excited to extend our contracts with Biloxi and Brevard County," he said in a press release. "We look forward to working with Ken Young and his ownership group as the team relocates from Huntsville to Biloxi and into a new ballpark. The top-notch facilities will give our players the necessary tools to further develop into Major Leaguers."

The Brewers' Double-A affiliate had been based in Huntsville since the 1999 season, but the team is excited to break into a new market in Mississippi and into a brand-new ballpark next year.

"We're looking forward to bringing baseball to Biloxi and are eager for this new chapter," said Biloxi general manager Buck Rogers as part of a press release. "The Brewers are a class-act organization, and we can't wait to get started in our new ballpark."

Brevard County has been a Milwaukee affiliate since 2005, and it plays its home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla., the Spring Training home of the Washington Nationals. Brevard County's team is operated by the Central Florida Baseball Group, LLC.

"The Manatees are thrilled to continue the great working relationship with the Milwaukee Brewers," said Central Florida Baseball Group chairman Dr. Tom Winters. "The entire organization is first class."

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.