SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Bud Selig was given a three-year extension as baseball commissioner through the 2012 season.
The unanimous decision made at Thursday's owners' meeting came two days after Selig and union head Donald Fehr testified before a congressional committee that both criticized baseball for its steroids problem and praised the sport for strides made during the past three years.Selig will become baseball's second-longest-serving leader behind Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who was the first commissioner from 1920-44. Selig had said repeatedly since December 2006 that he intended to retire after the 2009 season, but many in baseball didn't believe him. He became acting commissioner in September 1992, when clubs forced out Fay Vincent.
FBI INVESTIGATING TEJADA: Miguel Tejada is under FBI scrutiny, officials said Thursday after opening a preliminary investigation into whether the former AL MVP lied when he told federal authorities he never took steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs.
The inquiry, in response to a congressional request, amounts to an initial look at facts surrounding the case. It does not mean charges will be brought against the Houston Astros shortstop, who in 2002 won his MVP award while with Oakland.
Investigators with the FBI's field office in Washington will handle the inquiry. It is unclear how long initial fact-finding will take.