Council approves plan to bring Double-A baseball to Ottawa

According to the Ottawa Citizen, a council has unanimously approved a $5.7 million plan to improve the city’s baseball stadium, and a Double-A team could begin playing there for the 2013 season.

Earlier this month, the Ottawa Citizen reported the Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League will be bought and moved to Ottawa for the 2013 season, and the new owners would pursue an affiliation agreement with the Blue Jays which would go into effect at the same time.

However, B-Mets President Michael Urda later told the Binghamton Press-Sun Bulletin that the B-Mets had not been sold and they had not been contacted by interested buyers.

The Mets affiliation agreement with the Binghamton club expires after 2012 and, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, their Double-A affiliate could be in New Britain, Connecticut beginning in 2013. The Mets have been affiliated with Binghamton since 1992.