10/24/12 12:57 PM ET
MLB: No plans for Dodgers to open in Australia
By / The Associated Press
"We are not currently in negotiations with the Dodgers or any team to play in Australia," Major League Baseball spokesperson Pat Courtney said.
Australian promoters earlier said they were working on a deal that could have the Dodgers open with a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Local officials told the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday that the series would attract up to 25,000 overseas tourists and generate $80 million for the New South Wales state economy.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.