Derek Jeter-led group short on money to buy Marlins, report says
Derek Jeter’s group is short of the more than $1 billion needed to buy the Miami Marlins, he told MLB Thursday, according to The Associated Press.
Citing an unidentified person familiar with the negotiations, The AP said Jeter met with MLB and Marlins officials in New York to give them an update on his effort to raise the $1.3 billion bid to buy the team.
Schwarber, 24, is slashing at just .171/.295/.378, though he has 12 homers and 28 RBIs. Perhaps most telling, Schwarber has struck out 75 times in 222 at-bats.
His stay at Triple-A Iowa isn’t expected to last long, according to the report, but it should give him a chance to sort things out away from the limelight — and pressure — of a defending World Series champion team that hasn’t found its stride this season, either.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs also will place outfielder Jason Heyward (scraped hand) on the 10-day disabled list and bring up pitcher Dylan Floro and outfielder Mark Zagunis from Iowa to take the roster spots.
Safety Eric Reid is the most familiar name in the defensive backfield, but his playmaking has been disappointing the last two seasons, capped by a torn biceps that cut short his 2016 season. His tackling and other stats have been good relative to other 49ers defenders, but Reid, in a contract Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids year, hasn’t lived up his younger ballhawk self.
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