Triple-A West
SportBaseball
Founded2021
No. of teams10
CountryUnited States
ClassificationTriple-A

The Triple-A West is a 10-team Minor League Baseball league that began operating in the United States in 2021.[1] Along with the Triple-A East, it is one of two leagues playing at the Triple-A level, which is one grade below Major League Baseball (MLB). The league was created in 2021 in conjunction with MLB's reorganization of the minor leagues.[1] The league is made up of nine teams formerly of the Pacific Coast League and one from the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Current teams

Division Team Founded MLB Affiliation Affiliated Since City Stadium Capacity
East Albuquerque Isotopes 2003 Colorado Rockies 2015 Albuquerque, New Mexico Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park 13,500
El Paso Chihuahuas 2014 San Diego Padres 2014 El Paso, Texas Southwest University Park 9,500
Oklahoma City Dodgers 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 9,000
Round Rock Express 2000 Texas Rangers 2021 Round Rock, Texas Dell Diamond 11,631
Sugar Land Skeeters 2012 Houston Astros 2021 Sugar Land, Texas Constellation Field 7,500
West Las Vegas Aviators 1983 Oakland Athletics 2019 Summerlin, Nevada Las Vegas Ballpark 10,000
Reno Aces 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks 2009 Reno, Nevada Greater Nevada Field 9,013
Sacramento River Cats 2000 San Francisco Giants 2015 West Sacramento, California Sutter Health Park 14,014
Salt Lake Bees 1994 Los Angeles Angels 2001 Salt Lake City, Utah Smith's Ballpark 14,511
Tacoma Rainiers 1960 Seattle Mariners 1995 Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium 6,500
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Current team locations:
  East Division
  West Division

Teams timeline

Former Pacific Coast League teams

Sutter Health Park, home of the Sacramento River Cats of the Triple-A West's West Division
Sutter Health Park, home of the Sacramento River Cats of the Triple-A West's West Division

Nine current league teams were placed in the Triple-A West from the Pacific Coast League.[2]

Former Atlantic League teams

One current league team was placed in the Triple-A West from the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Mayo, Jonathan (February 12, 2021). "MLB Announces New Minors Teams, Leagues". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Pacific Coast League (AAA) Encyclopedia and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Atlantic League (Independent) Encyclopedia and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved February 12, 2021.

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