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Reports: Dodgers lack payroll funds

Updated: May 5, 2011, 11:07 AM ET
ESPNLosAngeles.com

Major League Baseball believes the Los Angeles Dodgers do not have enough money to make their end of May payroll, according to multiple reports.

The Los Angeles Times first reported that the Dodgers lacked the cash to make their May 31 payroll.

If the Dodgers fail to cover, the league would foot the bill and could seize the team from owner Frank McCourt, according to the newspaper.

"The fact that we had obligations coming due in 2011 was no surprise to us and ...

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