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Aug 14, 2014 12:09 PM by Associated Press

MLB owners could pick new commissioner soon

BALTIMORE (AP) - Major League Baseball owners could elect a successor to Commissioner Bud Selig today in Baltimore. The three candidates are MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred, Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan.

Selig has ruled baseball since September 1992, first as chairman of baseball's executive council and since July 1998 as commissioner. He announced last fall that he plans to retire in January 2015.

Balloting is planned for today and a three-quarters majority is needed for election. Owners have estimated Manfred has the support of 20-21 teams headed into the meetings.


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