The Nationals have signed a two-year player development contract with the Harrisburg Senators, keeping their Class AA affiliate intact through 2012.
Members of the organization had shown interest in aligning with the recently relocated Class AA franchise in Richmond but ultimately chose to stay with a Harrisburg franchise that has served as the Nats/Expos' Class AA club since 1991.
"We are delighted to once again continue our relationship with the Harrisburg Senators," team president Stan Kasten said in a press release. "Harrisburg, Metro Bank Park, the Senators and their fans have served as wonderful hosts for our players through the years. We look forward to introducing them to our next wave of exciting talent and continuing our longest-running minor-league affiliation."
Today's announcement comes one day after the Nationals announced a two-year extension with Class AAA affiliate Syracuse.