Marlins sale confirmed to Jeter group

Derek Jeter has tentative deal to buy the Miami MLB Team

Derek Jeter has tentative deal to buy the Miami MLB Team

Jeter's team reportedly consists of about 16 investors with varying stakes in the team, with the largest investment coming from NY businessman and venture capitalist Bruce Sherman.

Derek Jeter and his group of investors have come to an agreement with Jeffrey Loria to buy the Miami Marlins for $1.2 billion, according to a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Sherman would have controlling interest but he would reportedly leave the baseball management to Jeter. Jeter is expected to have a title such as CEO or team president and have active involvement, though his relatively low personal investment - $25M according to sources - would not qualify him to be designated as the control person by Major League Baseball. Jeter, a 14-time All-Star shortstop, will be in charge of baseball operations.

Ex-star happy with his time at Manchester United
In goal, David de Gea remains a steadfast presence and the Spaniard is one of the best keepers in the Premier League . Mourinho's mission is clear - to add to his three trophies captured in an impressive debut season at Old Trafford .

That's why Jeter needs a team to pull it off.

"It is a process that has had a lot of twists and turns", said Samson, speaking in the Marlins' dugout during batting practice before their game against Colorado. "Great choice", Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. The Marlins haven't been to the postseason since 2003, and ranked last in the National League in attendance 11 of the past 12 years.

Loria announced in March his intention to sell the team.

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