Once rivals in their pursuit to purchase the Miami Marlins, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is teaming up with retired New York Yankees star shortstop Derek Jeter to bid for the baseball team.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has been entertaining offers for the team, which moved to Miami in 2012 and changed its name from the Florida Marlins to the Miami Marlins. With Jeter and Bush, New York financier and manager of Quogue Capital, Wayne Rothbaum, have expressed interest in buying the team, according to the Miami Herald.
Bush, who ran an unsuccessful campaign to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, lives southwest of Miami in Coral Gables. Meanwhile, Jeter purchased a house in Tampa in 2014.
Bush's family has long been associated with Major League Baseball. Bush's late uncle, George Herbert Walker Jr., was a financier who was a co-founder of the New York Mets. Jeb's older brother, former President George W. Bush, became co-owner of the Texas Rangers from 1989, five years before becoming governor of Texas, up until 1998.