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Nationals owner Mark Lerner said franchise is no longer up for sale after nearly 2 years of exploration

Feb 19, 2024

The Washington Nationals are no longer on the market.

Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner confirmed to The Washington Post on Monday that he was no longer working to sell the team. He said that he and his family, after nearly two years of trying to find a buyer, came to the decision “a while ago.”

“Nothing has really changed,” Lerner said, via The Washington Post. “We’ve just decided that it’s not the time or the place for it. We’re very happy owning the team and bringing us back a ring one day.”

The Lerner family first purchased the Nationals for $450 million in 2006 from Major League Baseball, just one year after the team relocated to Washington and rebranded itself after starting out as the Montreal Expos. Mark took over control of the club from his father, Ted Lerner, in 2018. Ted died last year at 97.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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