Aug
05

On To The Next One: Henderson Alvarez

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  Henderson Alvarez has switched from Praver Shapiro to join Beverly Hills Sports Council for representation. Alvarez is a 25-year old All-Star pitcher for the Miami Marlins. He joins a roster in Beverly Hills Sports Council that includes 7 other All Star players including Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, Dee Gordon, Jason Kipnis, Salvador Perez, Kelvin…
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Jun
15

On To The Next One: Jose Abreu

Jose Abreu joins Relativity Sports via cbssports.com.

Per Sports Business Journal, Relativity Sports has signed Chicago White Sox first basemen and 2014 American League Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu for representation. At Relativity, agent Diego Bentz will lead his representation. Abreu was previously represented by Praver Shapiro. The second year, 28-year old Cuba native has played in 57 games this season…
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Jun
10

On To The Next One: Al Alburquerque

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According to a Tweet by Jerry Crasnick, Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque has signed with Praver/Shapiro Group for his representation. He was previously represented by Rick Thurman of the Beverly Hills Sports Council. The 28-year old Dominican Republic native is in his fifth MLB season, all with the Tigers. He began his professional career in…
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Jun
03

ACES Group Adds Two Clients

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According to a Tweet from Jerry Crasnick, The ACES Group has added two new MLB clients to its roster: Diamondbacks OF David Peralta and Royals IF Christian Colon. The Venezuelan born Peralta is hitting .258 this season with 5 HR and 24 RBI. Originally signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher in 2006,…
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Mar
24

On To The Next One: Erick Aybar

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Midway through a 4 year, $35 million, contract, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has decided to make a switch in his representation. Aybar has dropped Relativity Baseball and signed with Roc Nation Sports. Juan Perez will serve as Aybar’s agent per Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal. In 2014 Aybar had a .278 batting average with 7…
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Feb
03

Andruw Jones Aims To Return To The MLB

Andruw Jones with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Photo via MLB.com.

Former MLB slugger Andruw Jones reportedly wants to return to Major League Baseball after playing two years in Japan, according to agent Scott Boras. The 37-year-old Curacao-native is a 5-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner in center field spent parts of 17 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Los…
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Jan
14

MLBPA Changes To Agent Regulations

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The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has made some changes to its agent regulations. New applicants now have to undergo a background check conducted by an outside investigative firm and pass a written exam. MLB players voted on the new agent regulations at a recent meeting of the union’s Exec Board. Previously there was…
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Jan
10

Free Agent P, Joe Saunders, Returns To The Legacy Agency

Free Agent P, Joe Saunders, as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. Via ESPN.

According to his Twitter account, Jerry Crasnick reports that free agent pitcher Joe Saunders has returned to The Legacy Agency after being represented by Craig Landis for a year. The Legacy Agency’s baseball division, according to its website, is one of the leading baseball practices in the world having negotiated over $2 billion in player…
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Dec
31

On To The Next One: Yan Gomes

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes (10) in the on deck circle against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Right before the New Year, Indians catcher Yan Gomes has decided to change his representation.  The 27 year old Brazilian has signed with baseball agency Jet Sports Management, according to MLB Trade Rumor’s Tim Dierkes. Gomes joins Brian McCann, Devin Mesoraco, and Mike Zunino as catchers represented by Jet Sports. Gomes was previously represented by…
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Dec
24

ACES Negotiates Record-Setting Deal For Chicago Cubs P Jon Lester

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Two of the world’s most powerful sports agents, Seth and Sam Levinson (ACES Inc.), recently negotiated a record-setting deal for free agent pitcher, Jon Lester.  Lester’s contract with the Chicago Cubs included an MLB record $30 million signing bonus.  The six year, $155 million contract is the largest ever for a pitcher over 30 years old.…
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