L.A. Dodgers Bankruptcy Hearing Won't Include Bud Selig, Judge Rules

A judge has ruled that a hearing in the Los Angeles Dodgers' bankruptcy process will not require the presence of Bud Selig, and that Major League Baseball will not need to turn over an array of documents to the Dodgers, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"This is clearly, in my mind, not an appropriate occasion to turn this hearing into a trial on the commissioner," U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross said.

Gross' decisions (he denied the Dodgers' motion to have MLB turn over documents from 31 categories, deeming them "not relevant") are, in sum, a win for MLB, which may have gotten slightly closer to wresting control of the insolvent Dodgers from owner Frank McCourt, whose financial woes have led to this declaration of bankruptcy. The hearing, on July 20, will determine whether McCourt can pursue his own external bankruptcy financing or will be forced to accept MLB's offer of a loan.

For more on the Dodgers' bankruptcy proceedings, follow this StoryStream and visit SB Nation Los Angeles and True Blue LA.

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