The Minnesota Twins moved a step closer to North Carolina when baseball appointed a five-man committee yesterday to guide the team through the sport's relocation rules.
``Carl Pohlad has tried everything to stay in Minnesota,'' acting commissioner Bud Selig said. ``It's very frustrating.''
The Minnesota Legislature last week defeated a proposal to finance a new ballpark, and Pohlad has an agreement with North Carolina businessman Don Beaver to negotiate a sale unless stadium financing is approved by Nov. 30.
If he buys the Twins, Beaver has said would apply to move the team to North Carolina following the 1998 season.