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FILE - In this June 17, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt speaks to reporters outside court in Los Angeles. In papers submitted in Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Major League Baseball objected to the Dodgers' request for authorization to enter into a (Canadian) $150-million financing arrangement with a group of lenders in order to meet cash flow needs, including a Thursday payroll deadline.

WILMINGTON, Del. — A person familiar with Major League Baseball's plans says the league "probably" will file a motion to seize the cash-strapped Los Angeles Dodgers.

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The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation.

Baseball's constitution allows Commissioner Bud Selig to take control of a team that seeks Chapter 11 protection. MLB first must file a motion seeking termination of the franchise, and the person says that is "probably going to happen." There is no timetable for that filing.

A Delaware judge on Tuesday authorized the Dodgers to enter into a $150 million bankruptcy financing arrangement.

AP Baseball Writer Ben Walker in New York contributed to this report.