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David Samson Out With Marlins' Ownership Swap; Manfred Confirms Sale Financing

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 18 / 17

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told owners that the Marlins "will have a new COO and David Samson is out as team president," according to ESPN's Dan Le Batard ( TWITTER.com, 8/17 ). Manfred said Thursday that prospective Marlins Owner Bruce Sherman "informed him" Derek Jeter would "run day-to-day op...

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