Rogers CFO says company evaluating possible sale of Blue Jays
The owners of Canada's lone Major League Baseball team might be considering cashing out.
According to Natalie Wong of Bloomberg, Rogers Communications chief financial officer Tony Staffieri said during a conference in New York this week that the Canadian company is evaluating a possible sale of various assets - including the Toronto Blue Jays.
Staffieri said a potential sale could allow Rogers to gain more value from its portfolio of assets, while also allowing the company to pursue other investment opportunities, according to Wong. Staffieri added that a potential sale of the Blue Jays is not close.
Rogers Communications bought the Blue Jays from Belgian brewing conglomerate Interbrew SA for $165 million in September 2000, under the direction of the corporation's then-president Ted Rogers. Forbes valued the Blue Jays at $1.3 billion this past April, placing them as the 16th-most valuable franchise in MLB.
Despite finishing 10 games below .500 in 2017, the Blue Jays drew an American League-leading 3,203,886 fans to Rogers Centre.
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