Nationals ownership should transfer by June

Updated: April 27, 2006, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is likely to pick a new owner for the Washington Nationals within a few days and the team probably will change hands in June, the sport's No. 2 official said Thursday.

Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, said Selig intends to have major league owners vote on the sale when they meet May 17-18 in New York. DuPuy also said a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Nationals' new ballpark is likely to take place May 4.


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