The Astros' Player Development Agreement with Low A Lexington expires at the end of the 2012 season. Here is a look at all the Low A affiliates who at this time are scheduled to become available this off-season.
(AAA player development agreement update)
(High A player development agreement update)
Who's Up for renewal? Midwest League
The Astros' most recent Midwest League affiliate was the Michigan Battle Cats(1999-2002).
Beloit Snappers- affiliated with Minnesota since 2005. Operated by Beloit Professional Baseball Association Inc.
Burlington Bees- affiliated with Oakland since 2011. Operated by Burlington Baseball Association, Inc.
Cedar Rapids Kernels- affiliated with Los Angeles Angels since 1993. Operated by Cedar Rapids Ball Club Inc.
Fort Wayne TinCaps- affiliated with San Diego since 1999. Operated by Hardball Capital.
Kane County Cougars- affiliated with Kansas City since 2011. Operated by Cougars Baseball Partnership.
Peoria Chiefs- affiliated with Chicago Cubs since 2005. Operated by Peoria Chiefs Community Baseball Club LLC.
Quad Cities River Bandits- affiliated with St. Louis since 2005. Operated by Main Street Iowa LLC, David Heller, Bob Herrfeldt
South Atlantic League
The Astros have had Lexington, of the SALLY League, as an affiliate since 2001.
Hagerstown Suns- affiliated with Washington since 2007. Operated by Hagerstown Baseball, LLC.
Lexington Legends- affiliated with Houston since 2001. Operated by Ivy Walls Management Co.