Manfred says MLB looking to expand from 30 to 32 teams

Commissioner Rob Manfred says that MLB is looking to expand from 30 teams to 32. (AP)

The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers kicked off a south of the border series in Monterrey, Mexico on Friday night and Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred was on hand for the festivities.
It's the first time an MLB game has been played in Mexico in 19 years, but that could change someday, according to Manfred.
Manfred visited the FOX Sports booths for each team and discussed the idea of expanding the league, potentially adding teams in Montreal and Mexico.
"Rob Manfred said on @FOXSportsSD telecast that @MLB "would like to get to 32" teams, citing benefits to scheduling and playoff format. When asked about Montreal and Mexico, he said both are possible expansion locations," tweeted MLB Network's Jon Paul Morosi.
"Rob Manfred in the SportsNet LA booth this inning: 'We'd like to be a 32-team league,' " SB Nation's Eric Stephen noted in another tweet.
MLB currently has 30 teams, but going to 32 could help with scheduling and balance across the divisions.
Manfred has previously spoken of Montreal and Mexico City as favorable expansion cities. Montreal was home to the Expos, but the tea relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2004 and became the Nationals.
The Dodgers won the opening game of the series 4-0 as four pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter. The teams play again on Saturday and Sunday.