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Written by The Staff   
Thursday, 14 September 2006 13:19

YankeesThe NY Yankees may drop their 28-year affiliation with the AAA Columbus Clippers. Today, the Yankees informed the Clippers of their intention to end the relationship. As the AP reports (Yankees might drop Columbus as top minor league affiliate):

"While we have enjoyed working with the New York Yankees, we also understand that baseball is a business and the Yankees have every right to explore new relationships that may be better suited for the goals of their organization," Ken Schnacke, president and general manager of the Clippers, said in a statement.

The Clippers said their board of trustees voted to begin negotiations for an affiliation with another club. The Clippers have until Sept. 30 to sign a new deal.

The New York Mets, Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles do not have an affiliate. The Philadelphia Phillies have spoken to Ottawa about making the Lynx their top farm club next season.

 Mr. Schnacke is quoted as saying the Clippers will be back in Columbus next year, regardless of the affiliation.

In related news, it may be that Orioles might like to make their home in Columbus, although there is certainly speculation based on an interview he gave on Pressbox

 
 
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