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Steve Cohen's Purchase of Mets Reportedly Approved by MLB's Ownership Committee

Steve Cohen took another step closer toward purchasing the .

The New York Post's Joel Sherman and Sportico's Scott Soshnick and Barry M. Bloom reported Tuesday that MLB's Ownership Committee voted 7-1 in favor of approving Cohen as the Mets' next owner.

He still needs to pass a vote of the Executive Council. Then at least 23 fellow owners will need to sign off on the move before the transaction is official.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.