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Report: Alex Rodriguez turned down role with group bidding on Marlins

Granted, he’s proven to be goood at what he does, but perhaps Alex Rodriguez has truly realized how sweet the television life is. 

The 41-year-old FOX Sports analyst reportedly turned down an opportunity to join the Tagg Romney group in their effort to purchase the Miami Marlins franchise, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The group, led by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s son and Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine, would’ve been battling against the Jeb Bush group, headlined by Rodriguez’s former Yankees teammate, Derek Jeter.

Per Rosenthal’s report, Rodriguez met with the group in Los Angeles on Wednesday, but declined potential involvement, despite being “intrigued” by the invitation to partially run his hometown team. 

While Rodriguez has expressed interest in one day owning a major league club, he is actively involved in other projects. Along with his multi-year contract as a full-time analyst on FOX, Rodriguez owns a private holding company, A-Rod Corp., which, according to its website, focuses on construction and real estate, auto dealerships, and fitness centers in the United States and Mexico. When he’s not in a suit, Rodriguez is in uniform, serving as a special advisor to Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner.

A sale of the Marlins has yet to be completed, but franchise owner Jeffrey Loria reportedly asked for $1.3 billion in December, according to a Forbes report. As for Rodriguez’s net worth, Celebrity Net Worth lists him at $300 million.

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