PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Milwaukee Brewers have extended their current player development contract through the end of 2016. The Brewers have been the parent club for the Midwest League team since the start of the 2009 season.
“This was an easy decision,” said Wisconsin Timber Rattlers president and general manager Rob Zerjav. “One of the goals when we first started this relationship was to build a long term partnership with the Brewers to allow baseball fans in Wisconsin to see the future stars as they moved up the ladder in the organization. This extension allows fans to continue to see Milwaukee’s prospects right here in Northeastern Wisconsin.”
“We have always viewed our partnership with the Timber Rattlers as a long-term relationship and we are pleased to extend our affiliation with them,” said Brewers Executive Vice President – General Manager Doug Melvin. “This is a natural fit for both organizations and the affiliation has allowed us to send players on rehab assignments just a short distance away along with additional opportunities such as hosting a minor league game at Miller Park tonight. It’s a win-win partnership that has also played an important role for our fan base throughout Wisconsin.”
The Timber Rattlers are playing at Miller Park tonight. They return home to Time Warner Cable Field on July 6 for a three game series with the Kane County Cougars. Fans may purchase tickets for any game during the 2011 season on timberrattlers.com, over the phone at (800) WI-TIMBER, or in person at the Time Warner Cable Field box office.