THE SIDELINES : NL Expansion Plan Due in June

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

A timetable for National League expansion will be announced next month but not the identity of the two cities that will get teams.

The NL expansion committee met Monday to go over plans for adding two teams. All NL owners met Tuesday in New York, and the league said the committee updated the full ownership on expansion progress.

On June 14, after a meeting of major league owners in Cleveland, further plans will be announced.

“The report on June 14 will include the timetable and general guidelines,” a league statement said. “Sites, of course, will not be announced in the June 14 report, as that is the final stage of the expansion process.”


The NL is expected to add two teams beginning in either the 1993 or 1994 seasons.

The leading contenders for the new franchises are thought to be Denver and South Florida. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Orlando and Miami are vying for a Florida team.