Miami Herald

Sherman denies plans to sell Marlins; Rolen only player elected to baseball Hall of Fame


Marlins chairman and principal owner Bruce Sherman in a statement Tuesday refuted a report in the Los Angeles Times that the team “could go up for sale soon.”

“The Miami Marlins are not for sale, have not been for sale under my ownership, and will not be for sale in my lifetime. It is irresponsi­ble to report otherwise,” Sherman said in the statement. “It is and will continue to be a privilege to own this great organizati­on. I look forward to seeing our loyal fans at Opening Day on March 30th.”

This falls in line with what Sherman told the Miami Herald in an email interview in September — and a sentiment that was also expressed as recently as two weeks ago regarding the ownership group’s commitment to the franchise — despite five mostly frustratin­g seasons in terms of big-league results.




Slick-fielding third baseman Scott Rolen was the only player elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday with five votes to spare above the 75% needed.

The seven-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove winner became the 18th third baseman elected to the Hall, the fewest of any position.

First baseman Todd Helton was second with 72.2% and reliever Billy Wagner third with 68.1%.

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was close to reaching the English League Cup final after Joelinton scored in the 73rd minute to beat Southampto­n 1-0 in the first leg of the semifinals.

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