PEARL, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Braves are staying put in Pearl for the foreseeable future, WLBT-TV in Jackson reported Wednesday.
The Mississippi Braves is the Double-A minor league affiliate for the Major League Baseball team, the Atlanta Braves.
The Atlanta Braves announced four teams it has invited to be part of the franchise’s minor league structure for 2021 and beyond, including the Mississippi Braves.
The Mississippi Braves have played home games at Trustmark Park in Pearl since 2005.
“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.”
The other minor league teams sticking with the Braves: Gwinnett Stripers, Rome Braves and the Augusta Greenjackets, all in Georgia.