Vincent to hear expansion case


Representatives of the American and National leagues are scheduled to present their cases today to commissioner Fay Vincent about the division of $190 million in expansion fees.

Two teams will be added to the National League for the 1993 season. The expansion committee is choosing from six cities and will make its decision known when major-league owners meet June 12 in Los Angeles.

The American League wants a percentage of the expansion fees, but was unable to reach an agreement with NL officials. Vincent will make the final decision, now expected early next week.

The commissioner will also determine whether teams from the AL will contribute players to the expansion pool.

* RANGERS: Pitcher Bobby Witt has gone on the 15-day disabled list after diagnosis of a tear in the rotator cuff was confirmed by two additional tests. Witt (3-3) underwent an arthrogram and CT scan on his right shoulder yesterday.

* OBITUARY: Roy Cullenbine, one of baseball's original bonus babies and a hard-hitting outfielder in the 1940s, died Tuesday at age 77 in Mount Clemens, Mich.

Cullenbine was among several major-league players declared free agents in 1939 by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, and got a $25,000 bonus when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers that year.

Cullenbine had a .276 career batting average and hit 110 home runs during his 10-year career with the Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. He hit .335 for the Tigers in 1946.

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