Major League Baseball decided not to hire former Padres president Dick Freeman to assist Dodgers overseer Tom Schieffer after Freeman brought a potential conflict to MLB's attention.

Major League Baseball is still open to hiring someone to assist Schieffer.

Schieffer was appointed by MLB commissioner Bud Selig to take over the Dodgers' finances and day-to-day business operations April 25.

Schieffer, a former American diplomat and the brother of veteran TV journalist Bob Schieffer, was the president of the Texas Rangers from 1991-1995 under then-owner George W. Bush. When Bush became President of the United States, Schieffer was a U.S. ambassador to first Australia and later Japan.

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