Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush Win Bid for the Miami Marlins (VIDEO)
After rumors circulated that former-Yankee and future MLB Hall-of-Famer Derek Jeter and former presidential hopeful Jeb Bush were teaming up to buy the failing Miami Marlins organization, numerous others jumped in to bid – it appears now that Jeter/Bush have prevailed.
A group led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and retired New York Yankees star Derek Jeter has won the auction to buy the Miami Marlins, according to a new report.
Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the sale contract for the Major League Baseball team has not yet been signed, however, citing a source with knowledge of the deal. The price paid for the team is also still unknown, according to the report.
Bush has lived in Coral Gables, Fla., following his unsuccessful 2016 presidential run. Jeter lives in Tampa, Fla.
New York art dealer Jeff Loria, who has owned the team since 2003, paid $158 million for the Marlins in 2002, Bloomberg reported.