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Indians sever ties with Buffalo

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The end of an era, a very successful collaboration between a major league and Triple-A club. It's very nearly a done deal now, and it will be completely done when the Indians or Bisons formally affiliate with another partner. "In a statement released by the team, the Indians said MLB will inform them on Sept. 15 of available locations for their Triple-A affiliate and that the club will have a 14-day window to negotiate a new deal." This has been considered an unofficial done deal for some time. We should see an announcement that the Columbus Clippers are severing ties with the Nationals in the next week or so, followed by an announcement affiliating the Clippers with the Indians toward the end of the month.