MLB: No current negotiations for Australian series

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PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 20:  Ryan Roberts #14 of the Arizona Diamondbacks slides safely into home plate ahead of a tag by John Jaso #27 of the Seattle Mariners at Chase Field on June 20, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) By Norm Hall PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 20: Ryan Roberts #14 of the Arizona Diamondbacks slides safely into home plate ahead of a tag by John Jaso #27 of the Seattle Mariners at Chase Field on June 20, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) By Norm Hall

SYDNEY (AP) -- Major League Baseball said Wednesday that it isn't currently in negotiations with the Los Angeles Dodgers or any team to open the 2014 season in Australia.

Australian promoters earlier said they were working on a deal that could have the Dodgers open with a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Local officials told the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday that the series would attract up to 25,000 overseas tourists and generate $80 million for the New South Wales state economy.