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Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins”

The person confirmed the partnership on condition of anonymity because Jeter and Bush have not commented.

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have united in their efforts to buy the Miami Marlins.

Bush and Jeter once were rivals for the Major League Baseball franchise but now have teamed up to try and buy the team, the reports said.

The Miami Herald said Wednesday that Bush and Jeter, who have previously competed over purchasing the franchise, could face their stiffest competition from NY financier named Wayne Rothbaum, who is the manager of Quogue Capital. It is unclear if there are other suitors.

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Bush now resides in Coral Gables, Fla., following his unsuccessful presidential campaign previous year.

Owner Jeffrey Loria has been fielding offers for the team, which moved into a county-owned stadium in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood in 2012.

When Jeter, who lives in Tampa, retired after the 2014 season, he expressed interest in owning a baseball franchise.

Rothbaum, Jeter and Bush's top competition, has been a biotech investor for 25 years and founded Quogue Capital LLC in 2002, according to Bloomberg.



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