Braves keeping Double-A team in Mississippi

Braves keeping Double-A team in Mississippi
SOURCE: WLBT (Source: WLBT)

PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi Braves are staying put in Pearl for the foreseeable future.

The Atlanta Braves announced four teams they’ve invited to be part of their minor league structure for 2021 and beyond, including the Mississippi Braves.

The M-Braves have lived at Trustmark Park since 2005 and have hosted over 3 million fans since.

“On behalf of the M-Braves, we are honored to be invited to continue as the Atlanta Braves Double-A franchise,” said Mississippi Braves Vice President and General Manager Pete Laven. “Since 2005, fans in central Mississippi have witnessed future major league talent on the diamond at Trustmark Park and we look forward to featuring the stars of tomorrow here in Pearl for years to come.”

Many current-day Atlanta stars have come through Pearl, including reigning National League MVP Freddie Freeman.

The other minor league teams sticking with the Braves: Gwinnett Stripers, Rome Braves and Augusta Greenjackets.

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