The Miami Marlins on Thursday announced that the Club has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Zephyrs to extend its Player Development Contract with the Z’s through the 2020 season.

The Zephyrs have been Miami’s Triple-A affiliate since the 2009 season. Their eight-year association with the Marlins, including 2016, is the longest in Miami history among its Triple-A affiliates, ahead of a six-year run in Albuquerque from 2003-2008.