Reds make Daytona new Class A Advanced affiliate

CINCINNATI -- The Reds' Class A Advanced affiliate will now be located in Daytona, Fla., after the two clubs agreed Thursday on a four-year affiliation agreement through the 2018 season.

For the previous four seasons, the Reds' Class A Advanced club was at Bakersfield in the California League. By moving to Florida, the Reds will now have all of their Minor League teams above the Rookie Level teams in the eastern portion of the country.

Daytona, which was previously affiliated with the Cubs, will have a new name before the 2015 season. The club plays at Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

Cincinnati's other affiliates remain the same with Triple-A Louisville, Double-A Pensacola, Class A Dayton and rookie-level Billings.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.