The Dodgers’ two most popular stops for rehab assignments will be back on line for another two years.
The Dodgers announced two-year affiliate extensions with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Rancho Cucamonga is the closest Class-A site available, just 46 miles from Dodger Stadium. The Quakes are owned by Hall of Famer George Brett and his brothers Bobby and John. Next year will be the Dodgers’ third season in Rancho Cucamonga, after a previous affiliation with San Bernardino.
Albuquerque is a long-time triple-A destination for the Dodgers. They previously were there as the Dukes from 1972 to 2000 (it was their double-A home from 1963 to 1971). Next year will mark their fifth since returning as the Isotopes.
Tom Lasorda, Kevin Kennedy and Rick Dempsey are among the former Dukes managers. Tim Wallach managed the Isotopes in 2009.