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Report: MLB expects to play regular season games in Europe

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Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for teams to play regular season games in Europe before he leaves his post in January​, according to multiple media reports.

Selig said last month MLB plans to play games outside of North America, and several sites were being considered. 

According to Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Journal, MLB sees London and Amsterdam as potential cities to host games. 

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Selig believes Amsterdam is "more prepared" than London to host games and could do so as early as 2015, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

MLB opened this regular season in Australia with a two-game set between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics began the 2012 season playing a two-game series in Toyko.

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