The games are tentatively scheduled for April, in the new ballpark that is the home of the
The games “are anticipated being played but have not been formalized,” Tony Clark, executive director of the
The Dodgers and Padres would be natural participants in a series in Mexico City.
The Dodgers could feature first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and outfield prospect Alex Verdugo, who played for Mexico in the
The Dodgers last played internationally in 2014, when they opened the regular season in Australia, against the
The Padres market extensively in nearby Mexico. Their international history includes a 1996 regular-season series in Monterrey against the
The Padres' ownership group includes Alfredo Harp Helu, the owner of the Red Devils.
The Dodgers twice have visited Mexico City for exhibition games, against the Red Devils in 1964 and against the Mets in 2003. They also played a two-game exhibition series in Monterrey in 1991.
Clark said logistical hurdles must be resolved before the series can be finalized. He said the players are supportive of the increased international play — in
"We understand wholeheartedly the desire to grow our game," Clark said.
The MLB commissioner's office declined to comment. The discussions first were reported Sunday by the Mexican website Puro Beisbol.