A's, Giants wait to hear about territorial rights

JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Published:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer has hinted there might not be a swift resolution regarding his club's territorial rights in the South Bay and whether the Oakland Athletics will be allowed to relocate to San Jose.

Baer said Saturday at spring training that the Giants "continue to be respectful of the process." At last month's owners meetings, commissioner Bud Selig said the situation was on the "front burner." He appointed a committee in March 2009 to evaluate the issue facing the Bay Area's two baseball teams.

A's managing partner Lew Wolff says in an e-mail he is "simply following the process" and has nothing new to report regarding a decision. Wolff has said his low-budget franchise needs to build a new ballpark in order to survive.