Marlins confirm $1.2 billion deal to sell to Jeter group

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins president David Samson says a signed $1.2 billion agreement has been submitted to Major League Baseball to sell the franchise to a group that includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, and the team expects to close on the deal in early October.

The MLB ownership committee will review the transaction Wednesday at an owners’ meeting in Chicago, Samson said Saturday. He anticipates major league owners will approve the deal in September, and closing will...

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