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Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Team Up to Bid for Miami Marlins: Report

Jeter has said his "ultimate goal" is to own a baseball team



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    Former MLB player Derek Jeter attends his Celebrity Invitational Gala at the Aria Resort & Casino on April 21, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    He's a New York icon, but Derek Jeter has apparently set his sights on a baseball future in Florida.

    The Yankees great and former presidential candidate Jeb Bush have teamed up to bid for the Miami Marlins, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

    Citing people familiar with the sale, the paper reported that the future Hall of Famer and the former Florida governor had combined their once-competing bids for the club. There are a number of other potential bidders and no guarantee the team will be sold.

    Jeter has made no secret of his desire to own a baseball team, telling CNBC in 2016 that it is his "ultimate goal." And Bush comes from a baseball-loving family; his brother George owned the Texas Rangers before becoming president. 

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    A deal could also potentially reunite Jeter with another Yankee icon, Marlins manager Don Mattingly. 

    The Yankees are due to retire Jeter's number and unveil a plaque in his honor in Monument Park next month.

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