NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — A day after losing their affiliation to the Minnesota Twins, the New Britain Rock Cats announced Wednesday they’ve signed a development deal with the Colorado Rockies.
“We are excited to have a new Major League partnership with the Colorado Rockies and thrilled that they will be part of the Rock Cats exciting future,” Rock Cats Managing Partner Josh Solomon said in a statement.
The player development contract covers the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
“We are thrilled to welcome our new Major League partner. Our fans will also get the opportunity to see a National League brand of baseball for the first time in franchise history,” Rock Cats General Manager Tim Restall said in a statement.
“We thank the Twins for their partnership over the years and we would welcome the Rockies organization to Hard Hittin’ New Britain,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.
The Rock Cats are planning a move to Hartford and a new Stadium in the coming years. “This is more great news for Hartford,” Mayor Pedro Segarra’s office said in a statement. “We welcome the Colorado Rockies to Connecticut. We’re excited about yet another step forward towards the redevelopment of Downtown North.”