An official announcement has not been made, but the Texas Rangers' sale has been approved.
The general meeting of the owners convened around 8:45 a.m. in Minneapolis, and the vote was the first item on the agenda. Chuck Greenberg was forced to sit outside the meeting ballroom, because he was not yet an owner, but was allowed into the meeting once the vote became final.
General manager Jon Daniels emerged from the meeting room, shook Greenberg's hand and showed him into the room, where he was met with a round of applause.
The meeting will likely last until 11 a.m., and a news conference with commissioner Bud Selig will follow.
-- Jeff Wilson