Dodgers GM: 'I still report to Frank'

Posted: April 23, 2011

CHICAGO - Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti is operating under the same budgetary guidelines he had before Major League Baseball seized control of the team and said yesterday he reports to owner Frank McCourt until an administrator is appointed by Commissioner Bud Selig.

Colletti talked with a league official Thursday but declined to identify the person. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney told the Associated Press that Colletti has been in contact with multiple people with the commissioner's office during the past couple of days, including Rob Manfred, baseball's executive vice president of labor relations.

"All I know is from the baseball perspective, that we're operating under the same guidelines we were before," Colletti said yesterday at Wrigley Field. Asked about the previous instructions, Colletti responded: "Just budgetary guidelines."

Selig told Dodgers owner Frank McCourt on Wednesday he will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the club.

Colletti said he wasn't asked about any potential MLB representatives when he talked to the official on Thursday. Asked about his supervisor until the league announces its representative for running the team, Colletti responded: "I still report to Frank."

Meanwhile, former Dodgers great Steve Garvey told the Los Angeles Times that he has teamed with billionaire business magnate Ron Burkle in an investment group that would like to buy the team.

"We want to bring the Dodgers back to their glory," Garvey said.

The Dodgers have been consumed by infighting since Jamie McCourt filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage in October 2009, a week after her husband fired her as the team's chief executive. *

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