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On To The Next One: Matt Lindstrom

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom (27) pitches during seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during game one of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom has signed with Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency. Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Lindstrom is currently in the middle of a 1-year, $2.8 million contract he signed in January of this year.  There is a $4 million option for 2014, which includes a buyout if the White Sox choose to not pick up the option.  However, all signs seem to indicate that the White Sox will keep Lindstrom on their roster for the 2014 season, which would mean that the agency that negotiated Lindstrom’s current deal would earn the commission on his 2014 salary.  That agency is The Sparta Group.  It is also now considered Lindstrom’s former agency.

Lindstrom has signed with Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency, and Genske will negotiate Lindstrom’s future Major League Baseball team contracts.  Other baseball players represented by Genske and The Legacy Agency include Johan Santana, Joe Saunders, Rickie Weeks and Vernon Wells.

The Sparta Group represents Nate McLouth and many former prominent MLB players including Troy Glaus, Mike Cameron, Pokey Reese and Jerry Dipoto.

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.