The third mystery bidder vying to purchase the Miami Marlins has been revealed as prominent South Florida businessman Jorge Mas, the Miami Herald reports. Another source revealed that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined Tagg Romney's group in a bid to buy the team, according to Bloomberg.
Mas, the chairman for MasTec, Inc -- a utility infrastructure company, is among the three groups trying to buy the team. The businessman is also a managing partner of a Private Equity Group and is the chairman of the Board of the Cuban American National Foundation.
A source told the Miami Herald Mas is willing to contribute at least $200 million and possibly more to purchase the Marlins.
Mas along with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and a second group including Tagg Romney and Tom Glavine are vying for ownership of the Marlins. However, it was revealed Thursday that no group has enough funds to meet the $1.3 billion asking price.
Jeter's group remained the front-runner and is still trying to find investors. Bush, initially teamed up with Jeter in the bid for the Marlins, but it was revealed Friday that he has now joined Romney's group, according to Bloomberg.
Bush pulled out of Jeter's group last month because it struggled to meet the asking price and Jeter demanded he control both baseball and business operations.
The former presidential candidate joins forces with Tagg Romney, who is Mitt Romney's oldest son. The partnership could threaten Jeter's efforts, Bloomberg reports. People with knowledge to the partnership to Bloomberg Romney and Wayne Rothbaum, an investment firm exec, will provide most of the cash, but Bush will boost their bid with his national profile.