Giants invite Flying Squirrels to continue as AA affiliate

Giants invite Flying Squirrels to continue as AA affiliate

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The San Francisco Giants have invited the Richmond Flying Squirrels to continue as the franchise’s AA minor league affiliate in 2021, an invitation the Squirrels are expected to accept.

“On Wednesday, the Richmond Flying Squirrels received an invitation to remain the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants,” the team said in a released statement. “We look forward to reviewing the specifics of the invitation and final document. In the meantime, we will continue to focus on being an impactful member of the Richmond community and look forward to welcoming fans back to The Diamond as soon as it is safe to do so.”

The Flying Squirrels came to the River City in 2009, relocating from Norwich, Connecticut, and have been the Giants’ AA affiliate since Richmond’s inaugural season in 2010.

The Washington Nationals had expressed interest in bringing their AAA club to Richmond, but ended up landing in Rochester.

This is a developing story and we will bring you more information as we learn more.

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