The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially signed a two year deal with the Jamestown Jammers, per a team press release. We had heard yesterday that the two sides agreed to a deal, one day after the Pirates and State College Spikes ended their relationship.
The deal is signed through the 2014 season. Jamestown has already put in a request to transfer to a new location, so it could be possible that the team moves to Morgantown during that two year stretch.
For those that don’t know, Jamestown plays in the New York-Penn League, which is short-season A-ball. That’s the level below West Virginia, and one level above the GCL Pirates. If the team eventually moves to Morgantown, that would put the two low-A affiliates much closer together, as Morgantown is only two and a half hours from Charleston, where West Virginia plays.