Jeter’s group set to buy Marlins
Ending a months-long saga, the Miami Marlins on Friday told Major League Baseball they intend to sign an agreement to sell the team to a group that includes former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, a person familiar with negotiations told the Associated Press.
Jeter would be a limited partner in the group led by Bruce Sherman, a New York venture capitalist who has a home in Naples, Fla. The group reportedly will pay about $1.2 billion to buy the National League team from Jeffrey Loria.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson
Contreras, who has hit 10 of his 21 homers since the All-Star break, went on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring strain and is expected to miss four to six weeks . . . . Seattle, in the thick of the race for the second AL wild-card spot, will be without ace left-hander James
Paxton for at least three weeks because of a pectoral strain . . . . The Yankees put left-hander CC
Sabathia on the DL with right knee inflammation but expect him to miss only one start.