The Mets completed the sale of 12 minority stakes in the team for $240 million last week. They publicly acknowledged the deals for the first time Tuesday but declined to identify any outside investors. "We will not be providing any further details on the transaction," the team said in a statement.
Pittman is chief executive of Clear Channel Media Holdings. Lerer is manager of Lerer Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund, and a co-founder of The Huffington Post. His investment was made with personal funds, the person said.