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By The Associated Press
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 9:14 p.m.
 

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday he is examining the pending blockbuster trade that sends at least three of the Miami Marlins' best players to Toronto for a package of prospects just seven months after the Marlins moved into their new $634 million home, which was financed primarily with tax money.

“It is under review,” Selig said. “I am aware of the anger, I am. I'm also aware that in Toronto they're very happy.”

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