Selig testifies; grievance recessed until Sept. 23

Updated: September 10, 2008, 8:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was the leadoff witness Wednesday on the first day of testimony in a complicated grievance filed by the players' association after first-round draft pick Pedro Alvarez refused to sign his contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Given that Selig was the only witness to complete his testimony and the hearing was recessed until Sept. 23, it appears that barring a settlement, it will be several months before the case is decided.

Shortly after the ...

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