The Reds have extended their player development contract with Triple-A Louisville through the 2012 season. The announcement was made as the club made a Winter Caravan stop in Louisville on Thursday night. The previous agreement was set to expire after the 2010 season.

The Reds, who have long included Kentucky as part of their regional market, have been affiliated with Louisville since 2000 — the first year play began at Louisville Slugger Field.

This is good for us regional Reds fans; a quick trip to Louisville for a game is always fun.