The Albuquerque Isotopes are a Minor League Baseball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The team, which plays in the Pacific Coast League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The team was affiliated with the Florida Marlins from 2003–2008 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2009–2014.
Albuquerque was represented in the PCL as a Dodgers’ affiliate by the Albuquerque Dukes, who won several PCL championships in the 1970s and 1980s before relocating to Portland, Oregon, as the Portland Beavers in 2001.
The Isotopes began play in 2003 when the Calgary Cannons relocated to New Mexico. In 2012, Forbes ranked the Isotopes as the sixth most valuable franchise in Minor League Baseball.