Jeter, Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

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Jeb Bush (R) and retired baseball star Derek Jeter are reportedly partnering on a bid to buy Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins.

"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.

Spokesmen for Jeter and Bush didn't respond to requests for comment. His older brother, former US president George W. Bush, was part-owner of the Texas Rangers from 1989-98.

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.

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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.

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