Quakes now a Dodgers affiliate

The Los Angeles Angels' longtime California League affiliate is changing its Freeway Series allegiance.

The Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes will be the Los Angeles Dodgers' California League affiliate for 2011 and '12. The Quakes had been affiliated with the Angels from 2001 through this season.

The Dodgers announced the deal Tuesday. The Quakes replace the Inland Empire 66ers, the Dodgers' California League affiliate from 2007 to 2010.

"We feel like the move to Rancho not only brings our high-A partner closer to Dodger Stadium, but is a strong fit for our organizational goals," said De Jon Watson, Dodger assistant general manager, in a statement released by the Dodgers.

Rancho Cucamonga has made the California League playoffs the last two seasons and won the league title in 1994.

The Dodgers' other affiliates for 2011 are Triple-A Albuquerque, Double-A Chattanooga, Class-A Great Lakes, Rookie-advanced Ogden and two Rookie-level clubs in Glendale, Arizona and Santo Domingo.