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On To The Next One: Carlos Beltran

Baseball agent Dan Lozano of Icon Sports Group has recently found himself on the right side of our On To The Next One segment.  In the beginning of 2011, New York Yankees right fielder and first baseman Nick Swisher left Ohio based agent, Joe Bick of Pro Star Management, Inc for Danny Lozano.  Then, it was reported that young stud Yonder Alonso of the Cincinnati Reds dropped Greg Genske of Legacy Sports Group for Lozano’s fairly new agency.  Swisher and Alonso are very popular and talented players, and they were represented by two very respected and successful agents.  Lozano has certainly been acquiring top quality talent from notable agents since his departure from Beverly Hills Sports Council.

The most recent acquisition by Lozano is of Carlos Beltran.  Yesterday, Jerry Crasnick of tweeted that Beltran, formerly represented by Scott Boras of Boras Corp., has made the switch to Lozano.  It is rumored that Beltran interviewed many potential suitors prior to selecting Lozano as his new agent.

Now Lozano represents Albert Pujols, Jimmy Rollins, and Carlos Beltran, three of the hottest free agents this offseason.  I have a feeling that Lozano does not regret branching off from Beverly Hills Sports Council to start up his own practice.  But he will surely have his hands full over the next few months.

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.