Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush buy Marlins

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush buy Marlins

Former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and former Florida state governor Jeb Bush have joined forces to buy the Miami Marlins.

Under cover of anonymity, a person familiar with the matter confirmed this partnership to CBS Sports.

Jeter and Bush, who both wanted to buy Jeffrey Loria’s team independently, did not comment on the news.

According to Bloomberg’s Scott Soshnick:

A group led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter have won the auction for the Miami Marlins baseball team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

The person requested anonymity because the sale contract hasn’t been signed. The person declined to say how much the group paid for the team, which is owned by New York art dealer Jeff Loria.

Jeter, who retired in 2014 after 20 seasons with the Yankees, has long talked about his dream of becoming an owner. The brother of former President George W. Bush was the owner of the Texas Rangers from 1989 to 1998.

The spokesmen of the two men did not respond to the interview requests. Last week, Marlins president David Samson said talks with several groups interested in the team were “in the fourth inning”.

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