BRADENTON, Fla. — Final approval of a deal to rescue the Memphis Redbirds and AutoZone Park bonds from foreclosure remains tenuous following yet another delay in approvals from city and county officials.

Mayor A C Wharton, who negotiated a deal to take out $20 million of defaulted bonds, save the minor league baseball park, and sell the Redbirds to the St. Louis Cardinals and keep them in Memphis, asked for further consideration be delayed until Jan 7.

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