Alex Rodriguez passed on a chance to join the Tagg Romney group in an effort to purchase the Miami Marlins, according to Major League sources.

The addition of Rodriguez to the group led by Romney and Tom Glavine would have pitted him against Derek Jeter, who is leading a group alongside Jeb Bush.

Rodriguez met Wednesday with members of the Romney group in Los Angeles to discuss his potential involvement, sources said.

He has dreamed of becoming an owner and is from Miami, but Rodriguez did not feel the time was right for him to become actively involved in team ownership.