The group that wants to keep the Giants from leaving San Francisco guaranteed it will not sue major league baseball, a step that enables it to receive the team's financial records.
Spencer Stolpen, the chief aide to group head George Shinn, said the indemnification papers were sent to the National League office. Giants' owner Bob Lurie has said NL President Bill White would direct him to release the records to Shinn's group after the indemnification was received.
White could not be reached for comment, but NL spokeswoman Katy Feeney said: "The indemnifications are in and we will proceed with our business."
Toronto Blue Jay pitcher Todd Stottlemyre dropped his appeal of a five-day suspension, admitting his guilt in an incident in which he had a run-in with an umpire.
Stottlemyre was given the suspension for making contact with umpire Jim Joyce after Joyce ejected him from a game against the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 5. Stottlemyre appealed and was scheduled for a hearing in New York on Friday.
"After looking at the tape, I feel I was wrong," Stottlemyre said. "The best thing for me to do is to just serve the penalty."