Seattle Mariners sale

MLB approves sale of Seattle Mariners, Stanton to take over

HOUSTON (AP) – Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of a controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners from Nintendo of America to a group of minority owners led by Western Wireless Corp. founder John Stanton and retired Microsoft executive Chris Larson. The sale was announced in April and approved Thursday. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the deal will close…