The Spinners will not be a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in 2021. They had been a Class A short season affiliate of the Sox since 1996, often selling-out LeLacheur Park while playing in the New York-Penn League. The 2020 season was canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the minor league shakeup, MLB teams were forced to reduce their minor league affiliates to four. Remaining Sox affiliates will be Worcester (Triple A), Portland (Double A), and Salem, Va., and Greenville, S.C. at the Single A level.