Glavine, Tagg Rom­ney are bid­ding forMar­lins

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An­other day, an­other big-name duo in the Mar­lins sale mix.

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine is part of a bid­ding group led by Tagg Rom­ney, ac­cord­ing to a Bloomberg re­port Thurs­day.

Rom­ney’s fa­ther, former Mas­sachusetts gov­er­nor and pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Mitt Rom­ney, is not part of that bid, Bloomberg re­ports.

Tagg Rom­ney is a co­founder of So­lamere Cap­i­tal, a Bos­ton-based in­vest­ment firm that had shown in­ter­est in buying theMar­lins last year, ac­cord­ing to a Bos­ton Globe re­port inNovem­ber.

Tagg Rom­ney, 47, is the el­dest of Mitt’s five chil­dren. Ear­lier this year, the Rom­neys were in dis­cus­sions to buy a small part of the New York Yankees, ac­cord­ing to FanRag Sports.

Glavine, a 51-year-old Mas­sachusetts na­tive, spent 22 years in the ma­jors pitch­ing for the At­lanta Braves andNewYork Mets. Hewas a10-time Al­lS­tar and was elected into the Base­ball Hall of Fame in 2014 in his first year of el­i­gi­bil­ity.

Other bid­ders for the Mar­lins in­clude former Yankees’ short­stop Derek Jeter, ex-Florida gov­er­nor and pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Jeb Bush and Wayne P. Roth­baum, founder of Quogue Cap­i­tal in New York.

Mul­ti­ple re­ports Wed­nes­day said Jeter and Bush have teamed up in their pur­suit of the Mar­lins. Bloomberg re­ported that bids were due last week and came in be­tween $1.2 bil­lion and $1.3 bil­lion.

The Mar­lins have de­clined to com­ment on par­ties in­volved in dis­cus­sions to buy the team from Jef­frey Lo­ria, who pur­chased it for$158 mil­lion in 2002.

Mar­lins pres­i­den­tDavid Sam­son said last­week that ne­go­ti­a­tions were pro­gress­ing with mul­ti­ple groups in­ter­ested.

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