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Selig says '14 All-Star site remains undecided

NEW YORK -- While it has been speculated that the 2014 All-Star Game will be held at the Twins' new ballpark in Minneapolis, Commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday said a decision has not been made.

Selig was asked about the timing of Wednesday's announcement.

"There's no rule on that," he said at the Owners Meetings at baseball's office in New York. "We haven't announced '14 yet and won't for quite awhile. And '15 will have the same time lag. There's no particular reason. I think this was most appropriate."

Selig said he likely intends to continue the current National League/American League hosting rotation.

This year's game is in Kansas City on July 10, which means the 2014 game should be played at an AL site. The last time the All-Star Game was played in successive NL cities was 2006 in Pittsburgh and '07 in San Francisco.

"We have intense competitions for All-Star Games," Selig said. "But what I try to do is alternate leagues and years ... so 2013 is an NL year, and that's why the Mets were offered that. Kansas City has it this year. It's really no more complex than that."

NEW YORK -- While it has been speculated that the 2014 All-Star Game will be held at the Twins' new ballpark in Minneapolis, Commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday said a decision has not been made.

Selig was asked about the timing of Wednesday's announcement.

"There's no rule on that," he said at the Owners Meetings at baseball's office in New York. "We haven't announced '14 yet and won't for quite awhile. And '15 will have the same time lag. There's no particular reason. I think this was most appropriate."

Selig said he likely intends to continue the current National League/American League hosting rotation.

This year's game is in Kansas City on July 10, which means the 2014 game should be played at an AL site. The last time the All-Star Game was played in successive NL cities was 2006 in Pittsburgh and '07 in San Francisco.

"We have intense competitions for All-Star Games," Selig said. "But what I try to do is alternate leagues and years ... so 2013 is an NL year, and that's why the Mets were offered that. Kansas City has it this year. It's really no more complex than that."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.