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Report: Batavia Muckdogs may be sold, moved to Maryland

An investment group plans to buy the Batavia Muckdogs and move the team to Maryland next year, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has reported, citing website ballparkdigest.com.

According to the report, the Muckdogs would become the first franchise at any level of baseball to have an African-American majority owner, although the investor group was not identified.

Any sale of the Muckdogs, a New York-Penn franchise, would need approval at the Major League Baseball level.

The Batavia team is managed by the Rochester Red Wings.

According to the Democrat and Chronicle report, Red Wings President CEO Naomi Silver released a statement saying she could not comment on the current status of the Muckdogs team “except to say that baseball will go on as expected in 2016 … We are looking forward to opening day in Batavia June 22.”