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The Pittsburgh Pirates bid to get a Single-A team in Bradenton, FL has been approved by the Florida State LeagueÆs upper echelon. Approved is the purchase of the Cincinnati Reds Class A team in Sarasota, FL. Pittsburgh already has their Spring Training facility and Gulf Coast League team in Bradenton as part of Pirate City. ôWe are excited about this opportunity to bring the Cincinnati Reds organization to Lynchburg,ö said Hillcats General Manager Paul Sunwall. ôWe look forward to forming a relationship with the Reds and bringing our fans baseball from a first class organization.ö In the agreement between both clubs, the Reds are now moving their Single-A affiliate to Lynchburg, VA.á The transition of the Hillcats can already be seen on the clubÆs minor league web site . ôWhile the ...

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