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Dave Dombrowski not a finalist to replace MLB Commissioner Bud Selig

The list of candidates to replace retiring MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is down to three. Detroit Tigers President and General Manager Dave Dombrowski is no longer under consideration for the position.

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The ongoing search for MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's replacement has reached the final stages. Headed by St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, a seven-person search committee has narrowed their list of candidates to three finalists.

Bob Nightengale of The USA Today reports the three nominees to take over as MLB Commissioner in 2015 include:

  • MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred.
  • MLB vice president of business, Tim Bronson.
  • Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, Tom Werner

Not making the finalist cut was was Detroit Tigers President, CEO, and General Manager Dave Dombrowski, who had long been rumored to be one of the favorites for the job. (Tigers fans can now exhale)

Others believed to have been in the running but not nominated were MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman, Disney chief executive Bob Iger, San Francisco Giants president Larry Baer and Atlanta Braves chairman Terry McGuirk.

MLB owners will meet August 14 during their quarterly meetings in Baltimore to vote for a new commissioner. If 23 of 30 owners can agree on a candidate, we'll have a new Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

The 79-year-old Selig announced in September 2013 he would be stepping down from his post at the end of his latest term. After serving for 22 years, Selig's last day on as commissioner will be January 24, 2015.