MIAMI (WSVN) - The Miami Marlins have denied a report from Forbes that Miami businessman Jorge Mas will buy the team for $1.17 billion, according to the Miami Herald.
Citing “baseball insiders,” the business publication stated that Mas and current Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria have agreed to the deal. “Pending an unusual twist, Jorge Mas is going to be the next owner of the Miami Marlins,” states Forbes.
Marlins President David Samson has denied such claims, the Herald reports. “There’s no agreement reached with anyone,” said Samson.
Bidders have met the team’s asking price, according to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. He expects an agreement will be made in the near future.
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