Dodgers bankruptcy hearing postponed until end of November

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Frank McCourt at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers bankruptcy hearing has been postponed until Nov.29.

The fate of the Dodgers hangs in the balance for another month, after a Delaware judge postponed the bankruptcy hearing of the L.A. ball club. The showdown between the Dodgers and Major League Baseball will determine the fate of team.

The judge issued an order without comment on Wednesday postponing a four-day evidentiary hearing that was to have begun Monday. According to the order, the hearing is now scheduled for Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.

The Dodgers declined to comment on the judge's order. An attorney for baseball Commissioner Bud Selig did not immediately return an email message Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the postponement makes it unlikely that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross will rule on whether owner Frank McCourt has to sell the Dodgers before baseball's annual winter meetings, set for Dec. 5-8 in Dallas.

The Dodgers want to exit bankruptcy by selling television rights to future games. Selig is trying to force a sale of the team from McCourt.

According to the Times, no party has supported McCourt's proposal, which is opposed by Selig and Fox Sports.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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