Mud Hens and Detroit Tigers continue affiliation

(TOLEDO) - The Toledo Mud Hens will continue to be a Detroit Tigers affiliate through the 2020 season.

The ball club announced Friday that they had extended the affiliation agreement for another two years. Toledo has been Detroit's top minor league affiliate since 1987.

In a statement, Detroit Tigers Vice President of Player Development Dave Littlefield said "the relationship between the Tigers and Mud Hens dates back to 1987, making it the fourth-longest active Triple-A affiliate across baseball."

"We have always had a great working relationship with the Tigers and look forward to continuing it" said Erik Ibesen, Mud Hens General Manager and Executive Vice President.

The Mud Hens are scheduled to open their home season at Fifth Third Field on April 12.