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MLB commissioner open to relocating team to Las Vegas

Posted at 9:31 AM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 13:36:51-04

Just a month after Las Vegas learned that it'll welcome its second professional sports franchise, the Oakland Raiders, a recent interview with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has people talking about a third organization.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Manfred is open to moving either the Oakland Athletics or Tampa Bay Rays to Las Vegas if either team can't negotiate new stadium deals.

“If we were looking at relocation,” Manfred said, “Las Vegas would be on the list.”

The move doesn't solely rely on relocation. There's the possibility of the MLB adding an expansion team in the future and Las Vegas would be on their short list of cities.

“Until the Tampa Bay and Oakland situations are settled, I can’t see talking about expansion,” Manfred said.

Vegas sports fans shouldn't get their hopes up just yet but the Raiders talks started in a similar fashion, so often where there's smoke, there's fire.