Baseball Union Says Dodgers Players Can Become Free Agents If Not Paid

Los Angeles Dodgers players could file for free agency if the team can’t make payroll, Major League Baseball players union spokesman Greg Bouris said in an e-mail.

The Los Angeles Times reported two days ago that the Dodgers don’t have enough cash to make payroll at the end of May. Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney declined to comment on whether MLB would step in and provide the money.

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig appointed former Texas Rangers President Tom Schieffer on April 25 to take over operations of the team because of Selig’s “deep concerns” about the club’s finances.

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