Bud Selig denied Oakland Athletics move to San Jose

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference in New York, November 22,...

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference in New York, November 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

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A court document filed Friday revealed that Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig denied the Oakland A's request to move to San Jose.

The A's have been looking for a new home for the past several years. The team wants to move to San Jose but are in a territorial battle over the South Bay with the San Francisco Giants, who claim rights to the area.

The city of San Jose filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball to stop it from preventing the move. The lawsuit is in ongoing, but a U.S. District Court document revealed that MLB claims Selig formally denied the A's move to San Jose on June 17 and that the ruling is final.

Selig's decision was made one day before San Jose's lawsuit was filed. According to the document, Selig notified the A's that he was not satisfied with their relocation proposal.

The A's recently signed a two-year lease extension to continue playing at O.com Coliseum through 2015.


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