Report: Alex Rodriguez Interested In Buying Marlins If Team Made Available for Sale

Doric SamMay 12, 2022

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Alex Rodriguez is already part-owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he reportedly could look to add an MLB franchise to his portfolio.

According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, Rodriguez would be interested in buying his hometown Miami Marlins if the team is made available.

While the team isn't officially up for sale, Heyman notes that inquiries have increased because Marlins owner Bruce Sherman and his partners "are said to be quite displeased with a balance sheet showing them hemorrhaging money since purchasing the team." Jeffrey Loria sold the franchise for $1.2 billion in 2017.

Rodriguez has added incentive to buy the Marlins after his former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter stepped down as the team's CEO in February. According to Heyman, Rodriguez "surely would relish the chance to succeed where Jeter ultimately did not."

The Marlins also recently called up Rodriguez's nephew Joe Dunand, a shortstop who hit a home run in his debut May 7. Despite so many signs pointing to Rodriguez being a natural fit to buy the Marlins, Heyman was told that his interest would "depend on price."

This wouldn't be the first time that Rodriguez pursued ownership of an MLB franchise. He and his then-fiancee Jennifer Lopez finished second in the bidding to purchase the New York Mets, losing out to Steve Cohen's $2.45 billion deal.

If Miami is indeed put up for sale, Rodriguez could have substantial competition for the franchise considering its prime location.