The Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers announced a new four-year player development partnership today. The agreement will make the Timber Rattlers the Low Class-A affiliate of the Brewers through the 2012 season.
The Timber Rattlers replace the West Virginia Power as the Club's Low Class-A affiliate. Most recently, the Timber Rattlers served as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners for the past 16 seasons.
The Timber Rattlers are a member of the Midwest League and play their home games at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin.
The Brewers last had an affiliation in the state from 1995 to 2004 with the Beloit Snappers.
The new partnership between the Brewers and the Timber Rattlers officially begins on Oct. 1, 2008.