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
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.