The Associated Press
10:48 a.m. EST, January 20, 2010
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NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - An official with a Single-A baseball league says an announcement is due this week on moving a new team to Dodd Stadium in Norwich.
The New York-Penn League's president says the team is expected to be named Friday at Norwich City Hall, where officials are finalizing negotiations with the league.
The Norwich Bulletin reports that a representative of the Oneonta, N.Y., Tigers, an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, toured Dodd Stadium last week.
The New York-Penn League is a short-season league that begins play June 18.
Dodd Stadium's last tenant, the Connecticut Defenders, moved last September to the larger market of Richmond, Va. The San Francisco Giants affiliate and its predecessor, the Norwich Navigators, had a 15-year run in eastern Connecticut.