Kushners end bid for Marlins
The Kushner family, which has close ties to the White House, put the brakes on its negotiations to buy the Miami Marlins because of a report team owner Jeffrey Loria might be nominated by President Donald Trump to become ambassador to France.
Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is an adviser to the president, has a preliminary agreement to buy the Marlins. But in a statement released by Kushner’s brother-inlaw, Joseph Meyer, the family expressed concern the sale might “complicate” the ambassadorship appointment.
The New York Post reported Wednesday that Loria, a New York art dealer, is likely to be the next French ambassador. In other news: • Pittsburgh relief pitcher Tony Watson lost his salary arbitration case and will make $5.6 million this year rather than $6 million. Watson, 31, had a 3.06 ERA in 70 relief appearances for the Pirates last year along with a 2-5 record.