Washington could be next to get ML team

Friday, January 18, 2002

The AssociatedPress

The city that twice lost the Senators got an unexpected boost Thursday when baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Washington was the "prime candidate" to get a team through relocation.

On a day when players' union chief Donald Fehr directly spoke to all owners for the first time, Selig made the biggest news -- though his aides said no team would move this season.

"There's no doubt in my mind that relocation is coming," he said. "It's just a question of when."

Washington has been without a major league team since after the 1971 season when the Senators became theTexas Rangers.

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