Judge: Dodgers won't get MLB evidence

Updated: October 8, 2011, 12:51 AM ET
Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Major League Baseball will not have to give the Los Angeles Dodgers evidence on how the league has dealt with other teams as lawyers prepare for a court showdown that will determine the Dodgers' fate.

Attorneys for the team argued they need information about the league's treatment of other teams to show commissioner Bud Selig has not dealt with the Dodgers fairly.

But a Delaware judge on Friday stood by his earlier decision restricting an upcoming court fight to the league's relationship with the Dodgers.

At the hearing starting later this month, the judge will consider dueling plans for the Dodgers to exit bankruptcy. The team wants to sell future television rights, while the league, which is serving as the Dodgers' bankruptcy lender, wants the team to be sold.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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