"Derek Jeter's name probably comes up a lot", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said in response to the initial reports that Jeter was interested in purchasing the Marlins.
During the Marlins home opener, team President David Samson he would not address any prospective buyers. Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is an adviser to President Donald Trump, had a preliminary agreement to buy the Marlins for $1.6 billion before breaking off negotiations.More news: Gonzalez, White Sox win to stop Yanks' 8-game win streak
Loria is now seeking a suitor to buy his franchise.
The recently married Jeter has long talked about his goal of owning a baseball team following his playing career, which finished in 2014.
"That will be unusual".
"In my mind, I think this is the greatest sport in the world", Jeter said.