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Marlins confirm signed agreement to sell team to Jeter group
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FILE - In this May 14, 2017, file photo, former New York Yankees player Derek Jeter waves to fans during a ceremony retiring his number at Yankee Stadium in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Miami Marlins have told Major League Baseball they intend to sign an agreement to sell the team to a group that includes Jeter. The person confirmed the Marlins' plans to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, because the team had not commented publicly. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(AP) — Marlins president David Samson confirms a signed agreement has been submitted to Major League Baseball to sell the team to a group that includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter.

Samson says the MLB ownership committee will review the transaction Wednesday at the owners' meetings in Chicago. The Marlins anticipate major league owners will approve the deal at a September meeting, and closing will take place in early October, shortly after the end of the regular season, Samson said Saturday.

At least 75 percent of the major league clubs must approve the sale.

Jeter plans be a limited partner in the group led by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman, who will be the controlling owner. Jeter, a 14-time All-Star shortstop, will be in charge of baseball operations.

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