Source: Jeb Bush not buying Marlins
MIAMI – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is no longer interested in buying the Miami Marlins and has ended his pursuit of the team, a person close to the negotiations said Tuesday.
The person confirmed Bush’s decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins have not commented on the status of sales talks. Bush led a group that included former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who may still explore a bid with other investors.
The person confirming Bush’s decision didn’t give a reason for it.
With Bush’s withdrawal, the front-runner to buy the Marlins becomes businessman Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. He leads a group that includes Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine.