Nationals extend contract with Triple-A Syracuse

The Nationals announced today they have extended their contract with Triple-A Syracuse for another two years, keeping the organization’s top farm team where it’s been for the last two years.

Washington moved its Triple-A team to Syracuse from Columbus, Ohio after the 2008 season. It’s the first time since the team came to Washington that it has extended a contract with its Triple-A team; the Nationals were in New Orleans for two years before heading to Columbus.

“This decision to extend our Syracuse affiliation was easy for us,” team president Stan Kasten said in a statement. “We have greatly enjoyed our affiliation with the Chiefs and their fans, both of whom will discover in the coming years there is another wave of exciting, young talent in our player development pipeline.”

Syracuse opened a new stadium in 1997, and the facilities there were a big part of the reason why the Nationals pushed for an agreement with the Chiefs in 2008.