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Former MLB star Alex Rodriguez reportedly turned down an opportunity to join a group led by Tagg Romney and longtime Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tom Glavine that’s looking to purchase the Miami Marlins.
On Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Rodriguez met with the coalition in Los Angeles on Wednesday before bowing out. He would have been going head-to-head with former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter if he joined the Romney-Glavine group.
While A-Rod was “intrigued” by the potential of becoming part of an MLB ownership group, he didn’t feel the timing was right to join forces with the son of former United States presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Hall of Fame pitcher, according to Rosenthal.
The 41-year-old retired infielder, who played for the Yankees, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners during a 22-year professional career, made a fortune playing baseball. Celebrity Net Worth reported he is worth $300 million.
In December, Mike Ozanian of Forbes reported team owner Jeffrey Loria was asking $1.7 billion for the Marlins. That’s despite the outlet listing the team’s value at $940 million, the league’s sixth-lowest figure, in 2017.
Rodriguez remains connected to baseball as a special adviser for the Yankees and an analyst for Fox Sports’ MLB coverage.
There’s still no official timetable for the possible completion of a Marlins sale.