The richest man in Los Angeles has not bid for the Dodgers.
However, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong could join the Dodgers sweepstakes soon — not by bidding on his own, but by joining one of the groups already in the running to buy the team. Soon-Shiong has met with several prospective bidders, and he had dinner recently with outgoing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.
Soon-Shiong purchased Magic Johnson's ownership stake in the Lakers in 2010. Johnson, who has teamed with longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten to try to buy the Dodgers, also has paid his respects to McCourt.
However, Soon-Shiong has not committed to join with Johnson or any other bidder, according to his representative, Chuck Kenworthy.
"We have not teamed up with any group at this time," Kenworthy said. "We do know and have a great deal of respect for a number of the groups that are bidding for the Dodgers."