LOS ANGELES (AP) _ An Alabama businessman trying to buy a major league baseball team met with the Anaheim Angels' owners Friday and toured Edison Field.

Donald Watkins said last fall he might like to acquire the Angels, but since then has made an offer for the Minnesota Twins and also has expressed an interest in the Montreal Expos.

Watkins met with several executives from the Walt Disney Co., including Paul Pressler, who oversees the Angels and the Mighty Ducks hockey team, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

``He was in the area'' and was given a tour of the stadium, Angels spokesman Tim Mead confirmed Sunday in a telephone interview from the team's spring training camp in Arizona.

The Angels are bound to Edison Field by a lease that runs through 2016.

Watkins is prepared to offer about $250 million for the Angels, according to the Times, which did not identify sources.

Watkins is a former high-profile lawyer and chairman of a commercial bank in Birmingham called Alamerica.

He said last month he wanted to buy the Expos and move them to Washington, D.C., a move baseball officials have reacted to coolly.

Watkins also has been in talks over the potential purchase of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, but he told the Associated Press in February that the team had slipped ``very low on my radar screen.''

If Watkins is successful in any of his attempts, he would become the first black owner of a major league baseball franchise.