Strong, silent type: Lefty will be hands off with Padres
- By Jay Coffin
- Jul 17, 2012 11:56 AM ET
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – Once the deal is finalized to purchase the San Diego Padres, Phil Mickelson doesn’t see himself meddling with the operations of the team.
“I’m just strictly kind of a silent partner,” Mickelson said Tuesday at the British Open. “Any of the operations is not my deal.”
Mickelson is part of a team headed by former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley. The group is awaiting final approval on the deal that has been reported for be $800 million.
“I really like the people I’m involved with,” Mickelson said. “I think they’re just a competitive as I am, and I’m excited about bringing something to the community.”
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