Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

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Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

Former New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush are teaming up with the hopes to buy the Miami Marlins, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

Also briefly mentioned in Hanks' article is a second interested party, NY financier Wayne Rothbaum, "manager" of Quogue Capital.

Jeb, who lives in Coral Gables, is the brother of George W. Bush, who was a co-owner of the Texas Rangers from 1989-94.

Reports emerged in February that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is a candidate to serve as President Trump's ambassador to France.

Forbes has previously valued the team at $940 million, good for 25th out of 30 teams. His older brother, former USA president George W. Bush, was part-owner of the Texas Rangers from 1989-98.

Both Jeter and Bush have homes in Florida.

The Associated Press is citing a person familiar with the partnership.

Jeter has expressed interest in owning an Major League Baseball team for years - and has even gotten the blessing of the Steinbrenner family.

Loria is now seeking a suitor to buy his franchise. "In my mind he'll always be a Yankee", Girardi said.

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