WORCESTER, Mass. - Worcester is stepping up its efforts to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that PawSox brass including chairman Larry Lucchino and vice chairman Mike Tamburro -- a Worcester native -- met with by City Manager Ed Augustus, Mayor Joe Petty and other officials last week to discuss a possible move.
The visit included a tour of the Canal District neighborhood adjacent to a vacant property, the site often mentioned as a possible location for a ballpark.
The Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate's lease at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket runs out in 2020 and the team wants a new ballpark.
Rhode Island officials have said they want to keep the team, but have not been able to reach a financing deal for a new stadium.
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