SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff says Major League Baseball's indecision over whether his club can move to San Jose has been "excruciating" but that he believes the process is finally nearing an end.

Just not as quickly as he'd like.

Taking questions at the downtown Rotary Club of San Jose, Wolff said Wednesday that the uncertainty about the possible move is harming the franchise more than anything. He's hopeful that a resolution from baseball is coming soon — a phrase that has been reiterated for years.

The A's need approval from league owners to move to the south bay, where the San Francisco Giants hold territorial rights to the technology-rich region. Commissioner Bud Selig appointed a committee in March 2009 to evaluate the issue facing the Bay Area teams.