MLB owners meet in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Major League Baseball began two days of meetings at the Otesaga Hotel on Wednesday, two days after postponing a vote to approve the proposed sale of the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane.

McLane, who made the trip to Cooperstown, and Crane had anticipated a vote on the $680 million deal at the meetings, which conclude Thursday.

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said at the All-Star Game last month that the sale was on track for approval. But in a statement Monday, he said it was doubtful it would be approved here.

No major actions are expected here. Selig will hold a press conference Thursday.