MLB: San Jose's case has 'no basis in law or in fact'

MLB: San Jose's case has 'no basis in law or in fact'
June 18, 2013, 3:00 pm
Share This Post

MLB: "It is regrettable that the city has resorted to litigation that has no basis in law or in fact." (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The city of San Jose filed an antitrust lawsuit against MLB on Tuesday, seeking past damages for preventing the Oakland A's from moving to San Jose.

[NEWS: City of San Jose suing MLB over A's move]

Major League Baseball Executive Vice President for Economics & League Affairs Rob Manfred issued the following statement in response:

“In considering the issues related to the Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball has acted in the best interests of our fans, our communities and the league. The lawsuit is an unfounded attack on the fundamental structures of a professional sports league.  It is regrettable that the city has resorted to litigation that has no basis in law or in fact.”

Courtesy MLB media services