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Jeb Bush drops bid to buy Miami Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush has dropped out of the race for the Miami Marlins.

The ex-presidential candidate and former Florida governor is no longer interested in buying the Marlins and has ended his pursuit of the team, two people close to the negotiations said Tuesday.

One of the people said former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who had been part of Bush’s group, is still exploring a bid with other investors. The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the parties involved aren’t commenting publicly on the status of negotiations.

A source close to the negotiations confirmed the AP report to the Tampa Bay Times.

"He is stepping back from pursuing a bid. He has great respect for Derek Jeter and they remain good friends."

The source did not elaborate on Bush's reasons.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:50pm]


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