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MLB Owners Likely To Vote On Transfer Of Indians' Control Exec

MLB owners meeting today in Paradise Valley, Ariz., will likely vote on a transfer of the status of the Indians' designated control exec from team Owner Larry Dolan to his son, Paul, the club's Chair & CEO. The largely seamless transfer, part of a long-planned transition in the Dolan family's oversight of the club, was originally pegged to occur in late '10, but had been delayed. MLB requires each team to have a designated control exec that is directly accountable to MLB for club operations and compliance to league rules.

The shift to the younger Dolan will be baseball's sixth change in team designated control execs since early '11, following switches with the Giants, Astros, Rangers, Dodgers and Padres.
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