Reporter - Tom McNamara

May 29, 2012 12:08 AM

'Lefty' Buying the San Diego Padres ?


DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Phil Mickelson has joined a group of investors who want to buy his hometown San Diego Padres.

Mickelson said Monday afternoon he is involved with Kevin and Brian O'Malley, and their cousins Peter and Tom Seidler, as one of five groups trying to buy the team. John Moores said last month he is putting the team up for sale.

The four-time major champion declined three years ago to get involved in a bid to buy the Padres. Mickelson said this time he sees it as a good investment opportunity. He says his interest is primarily to help strengthen the relationship between the city and its baseball team.

The O'Malleys and Seidlers are grandchildren of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley.

The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported Mickelson's involvement.

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