August 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Miami Marlins
owner Jeffrey Loria reached an agreement to sell the team to a
group headed by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
for $1.2 billion, multiple outlets reported on Friday.
The club has not confirmed the reports, although ESPN -- citing
an undisclosed source -- said the deal is likely to be announced
"in the coming days."
Financier Bruce Sherman will hold the controlling interest and
plans for Jeter to be the team's chief executive officer, the
Miami Herald reported. Jeter reportedly is investing
approximately $25 million of his own money.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is expected to be
sidelined a minimum of four weeks with a hamstring injury, the
Contreras sustained the injury during Wednesday's game against
the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs are calling the injury a
"moderate" strain for Contreras, who was placed on the 10-day
disabled list and will be re-evaluated in approximately two
The New York Yankees placed left-handed starting pitcher CC
Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list with right knee
Sabathia, 37, underwent an MRI exam on his knee Wednesday in New
York, but the test revealed no new damage. The former Cy Young
Award winner will miss Sunday's scheduled start against the
Boston Red Sox.
The Oakland Athletics recalled recently acquired outfielder Boog
Powell from Triple-A Nashville.
The Athletics also recalled right-hander Michael Brady from
Nashville while optioning outfielders Jaycob Brugman and Mark
Canha to the same club.
The Chicago White Sox acquired minor league right-handed pitcher
Ryan Burr in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange
for international signing bonus pool money.
Chicago also recalled right-hander Reynaldo Lopez from Triple-A
Charlotte to start Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
The White Sox also outrighted left-hander David Holmberg to
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