Bisons & Blue Jays extend affiliation agreement two years

Posted at 11:05 AM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 11:09:04-04

The Buffalo Bisons partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays isn't ending anytime soon. On Friday the teams announced their affiliation will continue through the 2020 season. 

“Having a strong Major League parent club that is willing to support our efforts both on the field and off is extremely important to our overall success and the Toronto Blue Jays have been and continue to be a fantastic partner of ours since day one,” said Bisons Vice President/General Manager Mike Buczkowski. “We’re looking forward to continuing this relationship and bringing the excitement of both our clubs to the great baseball fans in Western New York, Southern Ontario and in Toronto.”

Buffalo became Toronto's affiliate in 2013 and is a month into their sixth season as the Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate. 

“We are very proud to extend our relationship with the Rich family and the Buffalo Bisons,” said Blue Jays Director of Player Development Gil Kim. “The first class treatment that our players receive in Buffalo is a testament to the leadership of Jon Dandes, Mike Buczkowski and the entire Bisons organization.” “The Bisons are instrumental in helping to create the optimal environments, both on and off the field, so that our players can maximize their potential en route to Toronto. We look forward to this relationship continuing for many years to come.”

Bisons Vice President and General Manager Michael Buczkowski will discuss the extension on Friday afternoon. 

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