Amarillo Professional Baseball and the San Diego Padres announced on Monday that they have agreed to a player-development contract that will run through the 2020 season.

The Padres organization has been involved in the Texas League for a total of 35 seasons since joining for the first time in 1972. Amarillo became the organization's second-ever Double-A affiliate that spanned from 1976 to 1982 (seven seasons).

Over the last 12 seasons, the organization has been affiliated with the Missions in San Antonio where they won three Texas League titles. In 2018, San Antonio completed their 71-win season, taking the second place spot behind Corpus Christi in the Texas League and finished with the third-best team record in 2018.

While the Amarillo team still doesn't have an official name yet, I'd still like to cast my vote for the Sod Poodles and would like to have this song be played when they take the field.

Amarillo Professional Baseball also announced their 2019 home schedule with the inaugural home opener set to take place on Monday, April 8 against the Midland RockHounds, Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The home season includes 70 home games of a 140-game schedule that will run through September 2. Below is a home schedule for the 2019 season.

2019 AMARILLO HOME SCHEDULE

DATE

TEAM

AFFILIATE

April 8-10

Midland

Oakland

April 11-14

Corpus Christi

Houston

April 18-20

Corpus Christi

Houston

May 1-3

Springfield

St. Louis

May 4-7

Arkansas

Seattle

May 13-15

Midland

Oakland

May 20-22

Corpus Christi

Houston

May 23-26

Midland

Oakland

June 3-5

Frisco

Texas

June 11-13

NW Arkansas

Kansas City

June 14-16

Tulsa

Los Angeles (NL)

June 24-26

ALL-STAR BREAK

June 27-30

Corpus Christi

Houston

July 4-7

Frisco

Texas

July 16-18

Springfield

St. Louis

July 19-22

NW Arkansas

Kansas City

August 1-4

Frisco

Texas

August 12-15

Midland

Oakland

August 16-18

Frisco

Texas

August 26-29

Tulsa

Los Angeles (NL)

August 30-Sept.2

Arkansas

Seattle

*Dates subject to change. *Times to be determined in the future.

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