Stanley Gold and Leo Hindery, the leaders of the two Dodgers bid groups rejected by Major League Baseball, will appeal to a court-appointed mediator, two people familiar with the process said Thursday.
Joseph Farnan, the mediator overseeing the sale of the Dodgers for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, is scheduled to hear from Gold and Hindery on Monday, the people said.
Farnan is expected to rule Tuesday. The 30 major league owners are expected to vote to approve or reject all remaining bidders next Thursday or Friday.
Final bids are expected to be submitted the following week, with outgoing owner Frank McCourtselecting a winner on or about April 1. McCourt must submit the purchase agreement to the Bankruptcy Court on April 6 and complete the transaction by April 30, the same day he must pay his ex-wife $131 million in a divorce settlement.