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MDR Sports Management Aggressively Grows Its Latin American Client Base To 71 Baseball Players

Melvin Roman
Melvin Roman is the president and CEO of MDR Sports Management.

MDR Sports Management, a full-service sports management firm representing baseball player with a specialization in Latin American players, has signed a seven new baseball players as clients in the past six months.  The addition of those seven players means that MDR’s current client base has reached a total of seventy-one players under contract with the company.  MDR’s focus remains the Latin American market, and the company appears to be achieving its goals of rapid expansion in the region.

The newly added players include Puerto Ricans Carlos Corporan, a MLB backup catcher for the Houston Astros, Eddie Rosario, outfielder and top minor league prospect for the Minnesota Twins, and Noel Cuevas, outfielder and minor league prospect for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MDR has also added a couple of Dominican Republic ballplayers in Tony Cruz, a MLB catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Erik Gonzalez, shortstop and top prospect for the Cleveland Indians who was added to the 40-man roster in November.

Finally, Venezuelans Rafael Ortega, 40-man roster outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and Miguel Sulbaran, a left hand pitcher and minor league prospect for the Minnesota Twins, have decided to become MDR clients as well.

“We are extremely pleased with our recruiting efforts and glad to have these new clients on the team,” said Melvin Roman, president and CEO of MDR Sports Management. “The growth of any business is determined by its good employees and our staff definitely contributes to our successful business.”

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.