Major League Baseball announced today that the owners of the Major League Clubs have unanimously approved the new ownership group of the Miami Marlins led by incoming control person Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. The vote was conducted via conference call today. The approval is contingent upon the closing of the sale transaction with the current owners of the Marlins, which is expected within the next week.
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said: “I wish the best to Jeffrey Loria and David Samson. During their tenures, the Marlins won the 2003 World Series, hosted this season’s successful All-Star Week at spectacular Marlins Park and eagerly supported our efforts to grow the game internationally. I congratulate Mr. Sherman on receiving approval from the Major League Clubs as the new control person of the Marlins and look forward to Mr. Jeter’s ownership and CEO role following his extraordinary career as a player.”