On To The Next One: Ervin Santana
Major League Baseball pitcher Ervin Santana is back to being represented by Bean Stringfellow at baseball agency Proformance. This is his second stint with Stringfellow, whom he left in June to become a client of Wasserman Media Group. However, Santana returned to Stringfellow (and colleague Jay Alou), prior to the recent announcement that Santana was traded by the Los Angeles Angels to the Kansas City Royals. The Angels received minor league relief pitcher Brandon Sisk and cash considerations in return for the former all-star.
Santana has 96 wins in the majors and is only 29-years-old. In response to the trade, Stringfellow said, “He’s happy, but it’s mixed emotions. This has been talked about in print for quite a while so he’s had a chance to prepare himself. But at the same time, he was signed as an amateur coming out of the Dominican Republic and it’s the only organization he’s known, so from that regard, it’s got to be a little bit of a disappointment, I guess. But when I talked to him, he was genuinely excited.”
Santana will cause excitement at Proformance if he can put together a strong 2013 campaign, because he is set to hit the free agent market in 2014, and could place himself in a position for a contract with an average salary in the 8-digit range.