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Orioles pitched settlement offers to eliminate cloud of MASN dispute with Nats

Orioles pitched settlement offers to eliminate cloud of MASN dispute with Nats

The Orioles have proposed a series of settlements to Major League Baseball in hopes of finally resolving the television rights fee dispute with the Washington Nationals that hovers over both teams like a cloud, according to multiple sources familiar with the proposals.

Orioles executives met with Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred before the current season in an effort to break a years-long impasse. The team has offered to increase the Nationals’ ownership stake in the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network ahead of schedule.

The Orioles are majority owners of MASN, but the network broadcasts both teams’ games. The marriage has been uncomfortable from the beginning, and the dispute over...

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