MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter's bid for the Miami Marlins now includes a new investor: Michael Jordan.

The NBA Hall of Famer's commitment to Jeter's bidding group has been confirmed by Jordan's spokeswoman and comes a day after baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the former New York Yankees shortstop was among three investment groups seeking to buy the team. Manfred said the three groups are working on financial structuring, legal issues and due diligence in preparation for a purchase.

Loria on Tuesday declined to say when he will sell the team, although Manfred said the Marlins are expected to make a decision soon.