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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Rob Manfred: Marlins Sale Has Financing In Place To Go Through

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 17 / 17

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred today said the proposed $1.2B sale of the Marlins to a group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter indeed has the necessary financing in place. Manfred’s comments, coming at the end of the quarterly owners meeting in Chicago, echoed those made yesterday by Mar...

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