MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Jeb Bush is reportedly back in the race to buy the Miami Marlins.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Bush is joining with Tagg Romney and Wayne Rothbaum on a bid of roughly $1.1 billion for the franchise, Bloomberg Politics said Friday.
Bush was previously in talks with Yankee legend Derek Jeter on a $1.3 billion bid but reports suggested the pair couldn’t come up with the money. Last month, a source told CBS News that the two had an amicable split over who would actually be in charge.
And there may be a third horse in the running.
According to Miami Herald sports reporter Barry Jackson, billionaire Jorge Mas, is the mystery bidder.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Mas, co-founder of MasTec, a massive construction and engineering company, is a well-known Miami native.
“One advantage he has is he is based in Miami which would have appeal to Major League Baseball,” said Jackson.
Romney, the co-founder of Solamere Capital and son of politician Mitt Romney, and Rothbaum, founder of Quogue Capital, will put up the bulk of the money with the new offer, Bloomberg said.
They hope to close the deal by July 31, the MLB trade deadline.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Captain Javier Ortiz Relieved Of Duty
Jeter is still looking to stay in the running with new investors the Bloomberg report added.