LAS VEGAS (AP) - The New York Mets' Triple-A team will play in Las Vegas for at least the next two years.
Las Vegas 51s and Mets officials announced Tuesday that the team will replace the Toronto Blue Jays farm team at Cashman Field through the 2014 season.
After four years in Las Vegas, the Blue Jays announced plans to move their farm team to Buffalo. N.Y., where the Mets farm team played for four seasons as the Bisons.
The Mets will be the fourth big-league affiliation for the Las Vegas Triple-A franchise, including the San Diego Padres from 1983 to 2000 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2001 to 2008.
The 51s' record of 79-64 this season in the Pacific Coast League was the fourth best in franchise history.