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[August 12, 2017]   


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 team announced.

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 weeks.


The New York Yankees placed left-handed starting pitcher CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.

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 Charlotte.

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