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Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Team Up to Bid for Miami Marlins: Report

Jeter has said his "ultimate goal" is to own a baseball team

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    Former MLB player Derek Jeter attends his Celebrity Invitational Gala at the Aria Resort & Casino on April 21, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    He's a New York icon, but Derek Jeter has apparently set his sights on a baseball future in Florida.

    The Yankees great and former presidential candidate Jeb Bush have teamed up to bid for the Miami Marlins, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

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    Citing people familiar with the sale, the paper reported that the future Hall of Famer and the former Florida governor had combined their once-competing bids for the club. There are a number of other potential bidders and no guarantee the team will be sold.

    Jeter has made no secret of his desire to own a baseball team, telling CNBC in 2016 that it is his "ultimate goal." And Bush comes from a baseball-loving family; his brother George owned the Texas Rangers before becoming president. 

    A deal could also potentially reunite Jeter with another Yankee icon, Marlins manager Don Mattingly. 

    The Yankees are due to retire Jeter's number and unveil a plaque in his honor in Monument Park next month.