Washington Nationals New Parent Club of Rochester Red Wings

Senator Schumer is confirming that the Washington Nationals will be the new parent club for the Rochester Red Wings.

He says he spoke directly with Nationals owner Mark Lerner.

The new affiliation is a result of the restructuring of the minor league system by Major League Baseball.

The Red Wings had been the affiliate of the Minnesota Twins since 2003.

Washington's Triple-A affiliate last year was the Fresno Grizzlies.