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03/09/2012 11:49 AM EST

Commissioner's statement regarding the San Diego Padres

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the San Diego Padres:

“I have spoken with San Diego Padres Chairman John Moores and Vice Chairman/CEO Jeff Moorad.  They have informed me that Jeff is withdrawing his control transfer application of the Padres at this time in order to focus on completing the club’s local television contract.  I am pleased that John and Jeff are working on ensuring that the club’s games will be televised this season and beyond, and I know that they are acting in the best interests of Baseball, the franchise and the great fans of San Diego.”

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