AP source: Selig to be offered contract extension

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball owners say Commissioner Bud Selig will be offered a contract extension at this week's meetings in Phoenix.

ESPN.com first reported that Selig will be offered an additional term when owners meet Wednesday and Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Two owners, speaking on condition of anonymity so as not to attract criticism from Selig, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that a new term will be proposed.

Selig has been commissioner since September 1992 and would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis for longest tenure in September 2016. Selig repeatedly has said he intends to retire in December but also admits almost no one believes him.

Owners also intend to approve the completion of the sale of the San Diego Padres from John Moores to Jeff Moorad.