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The San Francisco Giants this week announced changes to their Minor League system, with the San Jose Giants moving to a Low Single-A affiliate.

The San Francisco Giants extended invites to four local teams to join its player development system: the Sacramento River Cats in AAA, the Richmond Flying Squirrels in AA, the Eugene Emeralds in High-A, and the San Jose Giants in Low-A.

The San Jose Giants were previously the High-A affiliate but all teams in their California League moved to Low-A. The Eugene site was not affiliated with the Giants last year.

“Our affiliate relationships with Sacramento, Richmond and San Jose have provided outstanding player development environments while producing many on-field successes. We’re excited to now have the opportunity to develop the same type of rewarding partnership with Eugene,” said San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi.

The San Jose Giants are extending their 32-year affiliation with the big-league club.

“The tradition of developing homegrown Giants and World Champions like Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford in San Jose will continue for years to come,” said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants president and CEO. “We are excited for our fans to return to the ballpark for fun, affordable, family entertainment as we remain the destination to witness Giants’ stars of the future.”

As further details of the 2021 San Jose Giants season and California League schedule become available, the organization will be releasing details on new promotions, theme nights, giveaways and fireworks schedules.