Selig retires in January.
Rob Manfred, baseball's chief operating officer, is believed to be Selig's choice as successor. Manfred is believed to be acceptable to a majority of clubs.
Still, in advance of this week's meetings, some owners had said they were unaware of the initial steps taken to find a successor and were unwilling to let Selig hand-pick his replacement.
"A lot of clubs want to see a search," one owner told The Times, "and they want to see it soon."