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Astros on the Move, More Wild Card Teams

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Major League Baseball has announced that the

Houston Astros have been sold and that they will be moving to the

American League for the 2013 season. The move will give each league

15 teams.

Commissioner Bud Selig also says the owners have

approved two additional wild-card teams for post season, meaning 10

of the 30 teams will make the playoffs.

Selig says details are still being worked out.

The players' association favors the move.

As part of the agreement to switch leagues, the sale price of

the Astros was cut by $65 million, a person at Thursday's meeting

told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of

anonymity because details weren't announced,

Major League Baseball will make up part of the $65 million

difference, paying current owner Drayton McLane $35 million over

three years, the person said.

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