The Brewers just announced a new, two-year player development contract extension with the Helena Brewers of the Rookie Pioneer League that runs through the 2012 season.
“We are very pleased to extend our player development contract with the Helena Brewers,” general manager Doug Melvin said in a statement. “The Pioneer League provides a competitive experience for our younger players. Many of the players in our organization began their professional careers at Helena including Ryan Braun, Alcides Escobar and Jonathan Lucroy.”
The Helena Brewers are owned and operated by the Helena Baseball Club, LLC. DG Elmore serves as the principal owner.
“We are excited to renew our affiliation with the Milwaukee Brewers,” Elmore said. “The Brewers are a first class operation and they have consistently provided Helena with exciting competitive teams.”
Helena has been home to the Brewers’ rookie affiliate since the 2003 season. The baby Brewers play their home games at Kindrick Legion Field.
“The Helena Brewers look forward to continuing its working relationship with our parent club in Milwaukee. We have had a great history with the affiliation between our two organizations and look forward to welcoming more Milwaukee farmhands and staff members into our wonderful community,” Helena Brewers General Manager Paul Fetz said.