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Blocked from building a ballpark in San Jose, A’s owner Lew Wolff could be injected into a bidding group. Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner _ a former San Diego Padres owner _ lives in southern California. Milwaukee owner Mark Attanasio also is from California.

“I’m very interested in having the sale occur for everybody involved,” said Wolff, a successful L.A. real estate developer. “As far as my interest in purchasing the Dodgers, I don’t have any. I’m interested in getting a new venue for the A’s.”

But would Selig, Wolff’s fraternity brother at Wisconsin, ask Wolff to join a bidder?

“That would be absurd,” Wolff said. “The Dodgers are going to go to an auction, and the highest bidder hopefully will revitalize the franchise.”

Attanasio also said he doesn’t want to own the Dodgers.

“The question was asked of Mark earlier this year and the answer hasn’t changed,” Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes said. “He is committed to Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Brewers.”

Asked whether he had interest, Werner responded in an email: No, but thanks for asking.”

Winners of six World Series titles but none since 1988, the Dodgers have been in various states of turmoil since October 2009, when Frank and Jamie McCourt separated and Frank fired her as the team’s chief executive officer.

A California judge invalidated a postnuptial agreement last December, allowing Jamie to seek half ownership of the team.

San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was nearly beaten to death outside Dodger Stadium on opening day this season, bringing attention to security cutbacks under McCourt, and Selig installed former Texas Rangers President Tom Schieffer as the Dodgers‘ financial monitor in April, ruling he must approve any expense of $5,000 or more.

Just days before the team was expected to miss payroll, the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in late June. The move came after Selig refused to approve a 17-year agreement between the Dodgers‘ and Fox’s Prime Ticket subsidiary that would have been worth $2 billion or more. MLB feared McCourt would use about half of an intended $385 million cash advance to fund his divorce.

Given the disarray, the Dodgers finished third in the NL West at 82-79, had just three sellouts and fell short of 3 million in home attendance in a full season for the first time since 1992.

Last month, Frank and Jamie reached a divorce settlement that calls for her to receive about $130 million by April. MLB, which accused McCourt in court papers of “siphoning off more than $180 million” from the team, asked U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross to order a sale of the franchise, and McCourt sought permission to auction his broadcast rights, prompting a lawsuit by Fox. The sides were scheduled for a hearing before Gross starting Nov. 29.

A two-sentence statement issued at 12:54 a.m. EDT said MLB and Frank McCourt agreed “to a court supervised process to sell the team and its attendant media rights in a manner designed to realize maximum value for the Dodgers and their owner.”

The statement could be construed as saying McCourt is giving up his attempt to sell future broadcast rights. Instead of publicly filing papers, lawyers for the parties met in chambers Wednesday with Gross, a person familiar with the session said, speaking on condition of anonymity because there was no announcement. The person said MLB may pre-approve bidders before the auction.

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