Baseball roundup: Gentry, Rangers avoid sweep; MLB owners approve sale of Padres

Published: Friday, Aug. 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

The new ownership group includes Kevin and Brian O'Malley, the sons of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley. Peter and Tom Seidler — the nephews of Peter O'Malley — also will be involved in the deal. Two of the four are expected to move to San Diego.

REPLY BRIEF FILED IN BONDS' APPEAL: Barry Bonds' lawyers have filed their reply brief in their appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction.

After receiving the brief Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set a date for oral arguments in the case of the career home run leader. A hearing before a three-judge panel is likely late this year, with a decision possible in 2013.

A jury in April 2011 found Bonds guilty on the obstruction count, which stemmed from his statement to the grand jury that he was a "celebrity child." The jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict on three counts charging him with making false statements to a grand jury in 2003 when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs and testified he allowed only doctors to inject him. The government then dropped the other charges.

ORIOLES INF PLACED ON DL: Infielder Wilson Betemit has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles with a wrist injury.

Betemit has torn cartilage in his right wrist, and an MRI also revealed "a pretty significant bone bruise," according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter.

The move, announced Thursday, is retroactive to Aug. 12.

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