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Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Close To Buying Marlins

Apr 26, 2017 7:56 AM

A prospective ownership group led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush are closing in on a deal to purchase the Miami Marlins.

The Miami Herald reported on Tuesday that Jeffrey Loria has an agreement in principle to sell the club to the Bush/Jeter group for $1.3 billion. The sides are optimistic that a deal could be finalized over the next few months.

"I have a policy about not commenting about sale processes, but given what's been out there today, I think it's important to clarify a couple things," Rob Manfred said.

"I am absolutely certain -- know for a fact -- that there are multiple groups interested in acquiring the Marlins. One of those groups is the Bush-Jeter group. I'm not going to go beyond that. There are multiple groups that have made bids for the club. When we have a resolution as to which bid is going to be accepted, we'll announce that publicly. Until that happens, it's just not appropriate for me to comment further."

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Tom Glavine, Tagg Romney Working To Make Bid On Marlins

Apr 21, 2017 9:03 AM

Derek Jeter, who has teamed with Jeb Bush, has some Major League competition in his pursuit to purchase the Miami Marlins.

Tom Glavine is working with Tagg Romney in an effort to bid on the Marlins, according to league sources.

Robert Murray/FanRag Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Legal, Misc Rumor

Sources: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Teaming Up To Buy Marlins

Apr 20, 2017 7:46 AM

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush are teaming up to try and purchase the Miami Marlins, according to two sources familiar with the talks.

Jeter and Bush were identified as potential suitors for the club in a report earlier this month. Joining forces in their pursuit would improve their chances of completing a deal.

The Marlins are expected to sell for as much as $1.3 billion.

Douglas Hanks/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Marlins Planning Bronze Statue Of Jose Fernandez

Apr 14, 2017 7:36 AM

The Miami Marlins are planning to honor Jose Fernandez with a bronze statue on the plaza at Marlins Park.

The memorial to the club's late pitcher will stand at least 9 feet high, according to David Samson.

Fernandez and two others died in a boat crash last September. He was driving the boat and under the influence.

"It doesn't change the legacy of Jose in our view," Samson said. "It is very disappointing. It's a tragedy. But it doesn't change our love for him or the fact we want him to be memorialized here at Marlins Park, because he is forever a Marlin."

Associated Press

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Multiple Parties Interested In Purchasing Marlins

Apr 12, 2017 7:58 AM

Multiple parties are interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins and discussions are ongoing, according to club president David Samson.

Samson added that the Marlins could be sold by the end of the season.

"Is the fourth inning advanced?" he asked. "A lot can happen after the fourth inning, right? Then I'd say we're in the fourth inning right now. We've never gotten past the second inning before, so it's further than we've been, but a lot can still happen."

Samson did not elaborate on who the club's suitors may be.


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Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Marlins Place Adeiny Hechavarria On DL

Apr 10, 2017 1:57 AM

Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has been put on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique muscle.

Shortstop J.T. Riddle was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans before Sunday night's series finale against the Mets.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Derek Jeter Has Interest In Purchasing Marlins

Apr 7, 2017 6:41 AM

Derek Jeter has interest in being part of a push to acquire the Miami Marlins, sources have confirmed.

Jeter doesn't have the capital to be the main investor in a bid for the franchise. He made about $400 million in salary and endorsements during his 20-year playing career, which nets to about $220 million after taxes.

The Marlins are believed to be worth more than $1 billion.


Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Don Mattingly: Derek Jeter 'Always Talked About' Owning Team

Apr 6, 2017 12:18 PM

Don Mattingly says Derek Jeter, who succeeded him as captain of the New York Yankees, has "always talked about" owning a Major League team one day.

Mattingly was asked about a report that Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush were among those who could try to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.

The Marlins skipper said he is "sure" Jeter would be a good owner, because he "pretty much seems to be good at everything that he tries to do."

"He's always talked about it," Mattingly said. "I asked if he wanted to coach, and he's like, 'Never."


Tags: New York Yankees, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Jeff Locke To Likely Miss First Month Of The Season

Mar 26, 2017 2:10 PM

Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke is likely to miss at least the first month of the season as he recovers from biceps tendinitis, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Locke threw off a mound Saturday morning for the first time in more than a month, showing progress from an injury suffered at the start of spring training.

"I don't know what we'll do next, but for today it was good," Locke told reporters of the session, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I feel a lot better than I was feeling before, that's for sure."

Tags: Miami Marlins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Matin Prado To Have MRI On Injured Hamstring

Mar 18, 2017 12:49 AM

The Marlins are still waiting to learn the extent of third baseman Martin Prado's hamstring injury, including whether he'll be available for Opening Day.

Playing for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, Prado hurt himself running out a grounder in the sixth inning of Wednesday's loss to Team USA.

Prado immediately left the game and didn't return.

"Hopefully it's minor, Grade I (strain), and that we're able to kind of continue and have him ready, but we'll just have to wait and see," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Friday.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jeffrey Loria May Prefer To Sell Marlins After All-Star Game
It is believed that Jeffrey Loria will find a buyer for the Marlins, but he may prefer to do so after the club hosts the All-Star Game this summer.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Jose Fernandez Was Operating Boat During Fatal Crash
Jose Fernandez was the operator of the speeding boat that crashed and killed the pitcher and two others in the early morning of Sept. 25, 2016, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

James Walker/ESPN

Marlins Engaged With Four Groups On Sale
The Marlins are actively engaged in discussions with four groups and have had additional conversations with two others on a sale, according to a report.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Jose Fernandez's Family Wants Daughter To Get Estate
Jose Fernandez's family will seek to name his newborn daughter, Penelope, as the sole beneficiary to his estate, according to a family attorney.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Girlfriend Of Jose Fernandez Gives Birth To Daughter
Maria Arias delivered a baby girl on Friday night, named Penelope.

President: Multiple Groups Interested In Purchasing Marlins
David Samson also confirmed that owner Jeffrey Loria is being considered for nomination as U.S. ambassador to France.

Associated Press

Kushners Won't Pursue Marlins If Jeffrey Loria Made U.S. Diplomat
The Kushner family will no longer pursue the purchase of the Marlins if Jeffrey Loria, the current owner of the team, is nominated by Donald Trump as the United States ambassador to France.


Marlins Lift Ban On Facial Hair
The ban was adopted after Don Mattingly was hired as manager before the 2016 season.

Associated Press

Two Crash Victims Families Suing Jose Fernandez's Estate
The families are each seeking $2 million from the estate of former Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

Report: Marlins Have 'Handshake Agreement' To Sell Team
The Marlins have a "handshake agreement" in place to sell the team to a New York area real estate developer for $1.6 billion, according to a Forbes report.

Mike Ozanian/Forbes

Giancarlo Stanton Will Play For Team USA At WBC
Team USA is part of Group C, which will play first-round games at Marlins Park.

RealGM Staff Report

Marlins Acquire Dan Straily From Reds
Miami will send right-handed pitching prospects Luis Castillo, Austin Brice and minor league outfielder Isaiah White to Cincinnati.


Edinson Volquez's Brother Stabbed To Death In Dominican Republic
A brother of Edinson Volquez was killed in the Dominican Republic on Monday, according to multiple reports.


Marlins Could Begin 2017 With Entirely Left-Handed Bullpen
The Marlins have assembled their bullpen on talent and availability, which may lead them to open the 2017 season with an entirely right-handed bullpen.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Marlins, Brad Ziegler Agree To Two-Year, $16M Deal
In 33 appearances with the Red Sox, Brad Ziegler posted a 1.52 ERA with 31 strikeouts and 11 walks.

Marlins, Junichi Tazawa Agree To Two-Year Deal
Junichi Tazawa will earn $5 million in 2017 and $7 million in 2018.


Dodgers, Kenley Jansen Agree To Five-Year, $80M Deal
Closer Kenley Jansen had better offers from both the Nationals and Marlins but decided to stay home and take less money.

Marlins Make Five-Year Offer To Kenley Jansen
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the offer is worth north of $80 million.

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Marlins Get Approval From Jeffrey Loria To Spend On Closer
Jeffrey Loria, the owner of the Marlins, has signed off on spending the money required to sign big-name closers Kenley Jansen or Aroldis Chapman, according to a source.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Source: D-Backs, Jeff Mathis Agree To Two-Year, $4M Deal
Jeff Mathis played the past four seasons as the No. 2 catcher for the Marlins.