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Thursday, 28 September 2006 08:32
MissionsThe San Diego Padres announced today that they have entered into a two-year Player Development Contract with the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League through the 2008 season. Vice President of Scouting and Player Development Grady Fuson made the announcement.

"We are truly honored and excited about this opportunity to bring the Missions and the San Diego Padres together," said Fuson. "This is a major move for us in becoming part of this historic city and franchise."

San Antonio has been a member of the Texas League since the league's inception in 1888. The Padres will be the 10th affiliate of the club with the most recent being the Seattle Mariners from 2001-06. The Missions are part of The Elmore Sports Group, a leadership company that includes a total of six professional baseball teams, one of which is San Diego's Single-A Northwest League affiliate in Eugene.

"Having had an opportunity to meet with ownership, I am very excited to enter into this partnership with the Missions," said Padres CEO Sandy Alderson. "We have had a successful relationship with The Elmore Sports Group with our club in Eugene and look forward to our expanded association."

The Missions have made their home at Nelson Wolff Stadium since the park was built in 1994. The stadium has 6,200 fixed seats and a grass berm in left field that can seat about 3,000. The Wolff features 14 luxury suites and a 500-person picnic area down the right-field line.

"As a member of one of the best Double-A leagues (Texas League) in minor league baseball, I am excited to have our players develop in such a competitive environment," said Padres Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers. "To me, San Antonio is a big league city. I have always been fond of the area, the ballpark and the historic nature of San Antonio, which provides a great venue for the organization and fans looking to travel and watch our minor league players."
 
 
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