Detroit Tigers President Jim Campbell announced that the club will re-open its bleacher section for today's game against the California Angels.
Campbell shut off bleacher sales for eight games because of fans chanting profanities during games.
Tiger Stadium's bleacher sections hold approximately 11,000 seats. Capacity for the stadium is near 52,000.
The club said bleacher tickets will go on sale at 11:30 a.m. this morning . . .
Oakland A's pitcher Mike Norris suffered another setback when a judge refused to put him in a diversion program that could have led to the dismissal of a cocaine possession charge, according to a published report.
The San Jose Mercury News reported that Judge Larry Goodman of the Hayward-San Leandro Municipal Court ordered that criminal felony proceedings continue because Norris, 30, failed to meet with probation officials in preparation for entering a drug diversion program.
If Norris had completed the program, the felony charge would have been dropped, the newspaper said.
Norris is scheduled to return to court June 26 for a pre-trial hearing. If convicted, he would face a maximum three-year state prison sentence . . .
The executive director of the Major League Players Association said that a possible strike date probably will be set "10 days either side of July 1."
Meeting with Lee MacPhail, head of the Players Relations Committee for the Owners, Donald Fehr said he hoped a strike around the July 16 date of the All-Star Game "would end up to be very unlikely."
"I would like nothing better than to have an agreement wrapped up ahead of time," Fehr said in a taped interview with Bill Macatee on NBC. "What will happen is, that after I complete my review of the current situation with the players on all 26 clubs, the board will then consider when to set a strike date . . .
Meanwhile, Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew and Sandy Koufax, who played in the only other All-Star Game in Minnesota, have been named honorary captains for this year's game, which will be held in Minneapolis.
Killebrew, 48, played 21 of his 22 major league seasons with the Washington Senators-Minnesota Twins franchise. The 49-year-old Koufax spent all 12 years of his career with the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.