Former New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter may be returning to Major League Baseball — as a team owner.
The future Hall of Fame shortstop has emerged as one of three potential bidders for the Miami Marlins, according to Fox Business, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter
Jeter, who lives in Tampa with his wife Hannah Davis, is being represented by Gregory Fleming, a veteran Wall Street executive and former Morgan Stanley brokerage chief, according to the report.
Jeb Bush, the former Florida Governor and brother of George W. Bush, is also an interested buyer. The one-time Republican presidential candidate is backed by CitiGroup.
A third bidder is led by a number of businessmen from Goldman Sachs. While they don’t have a recognizable face leading the group, they do have a history in investing in sports groups and have partnered with the Yankees.
Out of the running is the Kushner family, who had close ties to the White House, according to Fox Business. Negotiations ended because of a report Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria may be nominated by President Trump to become ambassador to France.
Loria paid $158 million for the team in 2002. The potential price tag for the franchise could range from $800,000 to $1.6 billion.
When Jeter retired after the 2014 season, he expressed interest in owning a baseball franchise.
“Yup, that’s the next goal,” Jeter said in 2014. “Calling the shots, not answering to someone.
“I’d probably be a little bit more behind the scenes than The Boss,” Jeter said, referring to…
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