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On To The Next One: Travis Schlichting

It may not be long until Los Angeles Dodgers right handed pitcher Travis Schlichting is an important part of the team’s Major League bullpen.  Schlichting has very limited Major League experience over the past two seasons, but 2011 may be the year that he solidifies his spot with the big league team.  If Schlichting ever has a chance to negotiate a contract well over Major League minimum salary, he will have Octagon Baseball to support his requested salary.  Schlichting recently switched to Octagon after being represented by Rob Martin of ICON Sports Management.

Travis Schlichting was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.  He was the 98th overall pick of that draft.  Martin helped Schlichting negotiate the largest signing bonus in the round he was selected.  Schlichting was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2005, was released by the team in 2007, and then picked up by the Dodgers in the same year.

Schlichting was a third baseman when he first entered professional baseball.  He was converted to a pitcher when he played Independent Ball between being released by the Angels and picked up by the Dodgers.  Octagon hopes that his slick mullet helps Schlichting pick his game up to the next level this year.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.