Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have teamed up in a bid to purchase the Marlins, the Miami Herald reports.
Word of Jeter's interest in owning the Marlins was initially reported on April 5 by Fox Business Network.
Jeffrey Loria has owned a controlling stake in the Marlins since 2003, but has been fielding offers for the team in recent years.
Jeter has expressed a desire to own a team before. In 2014, he said he'd like to be "calling the shots, not answering to someone."
"I'd probably be a little bit more behind the scenes than The Boss," Jeter said at the time, referring to late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. "But I learned a lot of great things from him."
The former Yankee captain retired following the 2014 season after a 20-year career. The Yankees will unveil Jeter's plaque in Monument Park and retire his No. 2 prior to their May 14 game with the Astros.