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High Desert Mavericks get injunction finding stadium lease valid

Josh Norris of Baseball America says the owners of High Desert got an injunction today which validates their lease with the city of Adelanto


Main Street Baseball, owner of the High Desert Mavericks (the Texas Rangers' high-A affiliate in the California League), obtained an injunction today against the City of Adelanto, according to Josh Norris of Baseball America.  It sounds like the injunction will keep the City of Adelanto from evicting or otherwise locking out the Mavericks from the use of the stadium, and referring the lease dispute to arbitration.

This is good news for the Mavericks, and for the Rangers.  The city has been seeking to re-do the terms of their lease, which provides for a $1 rental payment for use of the stadium from the Mavericks.  Had the injunction not been obtained, there was a risk that the Mavericks would not have been able to use their home park for a period of time, and in a worst case scenario, they could have been forced to play all their games on the road this year.

High Desert is arguably the least attractive affiliate in all of the affiliated minor leagues, and the stadium situation had the potential to make things even worse.  At least, for now, the Rangers can move forward knowing their high-A players will have a home park to play in.