May 20, 2011 in Sports

McCourt’s ex-wife wishes to sell Dodgers

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Jamie McCourt, center, asked a Los Angeles-area judge to order the sale of the Dodgers based on claims her ex-husband, Frank, left, has mismanaged the franchise.
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By the numbers

2: Number of times Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista hasn’t reached base safely in 43 games this season.

185: Consecutive at-bats for the Mets shortstop Jose Reyes without grounding into a double play before doing so Thursday, the longest streak in the majors this year.

Ex-Los Angeles Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt on Thursday asked a judge to order the sale of the team, saying her ex-husband has badly mismanaged the franchise since he fired her and has left it in a dire state.

The request comes less than a month after Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig appointed former Texas Rangers President Tom Schieffer to oversee one of baseball’s most storied franchises after questions arose about the team’s finances.

Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon, who presided over the former couple’s divorce trial, set a June 22 date to hear arguments about why he should order the sale of the Dodgers as well as a previous request made by Jamie McCourt to have her ex-husband turn over financial documents.

The divorce trial centered on the validity of a post-nuptial marital agreement that gave Frank McCourt sole ownership of the Dodgers. Gordon deemed the document invalid and cleared the way for Jamie McCourt to seek half the team under California’s community property law.

Dickerson ‘fortunate’

New York Yankees outfielder Chris Dickerson considers himself “extremely fortunate” to have only a headache and a concussion after being struck in the head by a baseball on Wednesday night in Baltimore.

Dickerson was hit in the helmet by a fastball thrown by Baltimore’s Mike Gonzalez in the 15th inning of New York’s 4-1 victory.

Dickerson said a CT scan showed a concussion, but no broken bones and “nothing serious.”

After a sleepless night, he joined his teammates in the clubhouse before Thursday’s game against the Orioles. He wasn’t in the lineup, but hoped to return to action at home tonight for the opener of an interleague series with the Mets.

Clearing the bases

The Baltimore Orioles placed first baseman Derrek Lee on the 15-day disabled list and put second baseman Brian Roberts on the seven-day DL. Both moves were retroactive to Tuesday. Lee has a left oblique muscle strain and Roberts has been sidelined with a concussion. … The Atlanta Braves recalled right- handed reliever Jairo Asencio from Gwinnett and optioned right-hander Julio Teheran to the Triple-A team. … The Cleveland Indians designated right-hander Justin Germano for assignment and recalled infielder Luis Valbuena from Triple-A Columbus.

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