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Rumors Of Jose Reyes Considering Switch To Scott Boras

Sports agents talk to already represented players all the time, but rarely do such communications get covered by the media.  When Scott Boras is involved; however, the media takes note.

Recently, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is being courted by Boras.  Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal Tweeted that Reyes has spoken to Boras on the phone, but said there is no chance he is leaving his current agent.  Reyes is represented by Peter Greenberg of Peter E. Greenberg & Associates.  Greenberg represents a lot of foreign born players, including Bobby Abreu, Johan Santana, Martin Prado, and Maicer Izturis.

According to the MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents (As Amended Effective October 1, 2010), Boras is permitted to have communication with non-client players so long as he provides written disclosure to the MLBPA of that communication.  The written disclosure must include the date, time, and specific location where the communication occurred or is expected to occur, and state whether the communication included or involved, or is expected to include or involve, any recruiting.

In the past, we have covered Rafael Soriano’s switch from Greenberg to Boras, along with Carlos Guillen leaving Greenberg in favor of Octagon.

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.