LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Major League Baseball has asked a bankruptcy judge to order the sale of the Dodgers.
The league believes that McCourt is trying to leverage the team and it’s television rights to retain control once the team emerges from bankruptcy.
The Dodgers are currently trying to get court approval for an auction of the team’s television rights.
In the filing, MLB said the Dodgers are McCourt’s only source of income and they fear if the television rights were sold, he would divert the funds from the team for his personal use.
“The sale proposed in the media rights motion is dead on arrival,” the league said.
MLB must approve all broadcast deals and it says it will never do so with McCourt as team owner.
The league further states, “the only path to further emergence is through a sale of the Dodgers.”
Fox currently owns the exclusive rights to broadcast Dodger baseball.
A hearing has been set for Oct. 12.