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Reports: MLB wild card teams to be added for 2012 season

TSN.ca Staff
2/29/2012 4:39:34 PM
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Major League Baseball's playoffs will expand from eight to 10 teams starting this season, according to various reports.

FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal and USA Today report that an announcement from Major League Baseball is expected as soon as Thursday.

"We'll have an answer in the next couple of days,'' Michael Weiner, executive director of the Major League Players Association, told USA Today.

It will be baseball's first playoff expansion since 1995 with the addition of a second wild card team from each league. The winner of a one-game playoff between the two wild card teams will face the team with the league's best record in the Division Series.

Had the scenario been played out last season, both the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals would have made the playoffs in the National League, while the same would have happened in the American League with both the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox.

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