Jeb Bush no longer interested in buying Marlins, report says

Jeb Bushhas ended his attempt to purchase the Marlins, the A sociated Pre s reported Tuesday, citing an unidentifiedperson close to the negotiations.The former Florida governorled a group Dustin Pedroia Jersey that included former Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who may still explore a bid with other investors, according to the report.”Gov. Bush has great respect for Derek Jeter, and Derek remains a great friend,” the AP’s sourcesaid, though no reason was given forBush’s decision.With Bush out of the picture, a group led by Tagg Romney that includes Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine, among others, becomes the leading candidate to purchase the team. Romney is the son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.The winning bidder is expected to pay more than $1 billion for the MLB team that Jeffrey Loria bought for $158.5 million in 2002.

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