Mar 27, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT
MLB owners unananimously approved the three remaining bidders for the Dodgers on Tuesday, clearing the way for a private auction to take place next Wednesday.
Expectations are that Frank McCourt and his advisers will negotiate with the three bidders in the days leading up to the auction.
The three bidders left are Steve Cohen (whose group includes agent Arn Tellem), Stan Kroenke (who owns the St. Louis Rams and is a majority shareholder in Arsenal) and Mark Walter (whose group includes Magic Johnson and former Braves president Stan Kasten).
Each of the current bids is in the $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion range, but those amounts include the parking lots surrounding Dodger Stadium, which McCourt has said are not for sale.
- Sammy Sosa wasn’t invited to Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday 20
- Wrigley Field — the most human park in baseball — turns 100-years-old 15
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights 72
- Albert Pujols becomes 26th member of 500 home run club 46
- MLB suspends Martin Maldonado, Carlos Gomez, Travis Snider, and Russell Martin for Easter brawl 48