Billy Beane may soon leave his post with the Oakland Athletics.

Beane is part of Redball Acquisition Co., which is in talks to purchase 25 percent of Fenway Sports Group from John Henry. Major League rules prohibit him from having a stake in the Boston Red Sox while remaining with the Athletics.

Beane, 58, joined the Athletics as a scout in 1990, after his playing career ended.

The Wall Street Journal reports that, should the deal be completed, Beane would leave baseball entirely rather than remain with the Athletics or join the Red Sox ownership group in an active role.