MLB notes

DODGERS: Fox is objecting to the proposed sale of the team, saying the incoming ownership group that includes Magic Johnson has not disclosed whether Time Warner Cable is involved in the purchase.


Fox’s Prime Ticket subsidiary filed the objection Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. It asked for written assurance that Time Warner wasn’t contributing funds being used for Guggenheim Baseball Management’s purchase of the team from Frank McCourt and the incoming owners don’t have any formal or informal agreements for the team’s broadcast rights starting in 2014.

Major League Baseball also filed an objection, saying not enough money had been set aside to satisfy what it is owed by the Dodgers.

• Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully missed the Dodgers’ home opener for the first time in 35 years because of a cold. Scully, 84, was advised by doctors to rest.

REDS: Second baseman Brandon Phillips agreed to a new contract Tuesday that will keep him with Cincinnati through the 2017 season.

Phillips was playing out the option year of his previous deal, getting $12 million. The club reworked it and added five years.

METS: David Wright was taken out of the starting lineup by manager Terry Collins because the third baseman has a jammed right pinky finger.

PADRES: Pitcher Dustin Moseley’s right shoulder has “extensive damage,” according to manager Bud Black.

Moseley was placed on the 15-day DL on April 8 with a strained right shoulder. Black said the damage was found by an MRI.

NATIONALS: Michael Morse is not expected to be ready to play in Thursday’s home opener.

Manager Davey Johnson said that Morse had to come out of a minor league rehab game and undergo further tests. Morse is on the 15-day DL with a back injury.



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