Baseball

MLB to Take Control of Dodgers

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday that he will appoint a trustee to oversee all operations at the Los Angeles Dodgers due to "deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers." The team’s owner, Frank McCourt, has accrued more than $400 million in debt and he and his wife, whom he is divorcing, redirected more than $100 million in Dodgers’ revenue to personal expenses. Sources tell The New York Times that Selig may invoke his “best interests of baseball power” to force a sale of the team. These sources say Selig believes McCourt deeply damaged one of baseball’s most famous franchises in order to enrich himself. McCourt has vowed to fight Selig’s takeover.