Detroit opens way for new park


City officials reached a deal yesterday that clears the way to replace Tiger Stadium and keep the Tigers within the limits of Detroit.

Mayor Coleman Young and Wayne County Executive Ed McNamara announced a deal to share governance of two separate authorities that would own the stadium and manage a proposed enterprise zone around it.

* REDS: There won't be a ruling on the Rob Dibble case until next week because National League president Bill White hasn't had time to review a videotape of the controversial ball-throwing incident.

Dibble, who has been suspended twice this season, was ejected from a game for throwing a ball at Chicago Cubs base runner Doug Dascenzo on Tuesday night.

* ANGELS: Fernando Valenzuela, trying to return to the major leagues, moved up to the Class AAA Edmonton Trappers.

After a four-game rehabilitation stint with the Class AA Midland Angels, Valenzuela joined the Trappers and is expected to start Monday against the Tacoma Tigers.

* DEFECTION: It's been less than three weeks since pitcher Rene Arocha defected to the United States, leaving his wife and daughter in Cuba, to pursue his dream of playing major-league baseball.

Unknown to Arocha when he defected was a directive former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn handed down in 1977, forbidding major-league clubs from signing Cuban players until they obtain U.S. resident status, a process that can take more than a year.

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