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Kendrys Morales Chooses New Representation

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales has signed with Wasserman Media Group.  The signing was reported by Robert Murray of and later confirmed by Jon Heyman of  Morales was previously represented by Scott Boras.

Boras was Morales’ agent when he was a top free agent in 2014.  That year, Boras was tasked to come to Morales’ defense when the player was criticized by anonymous team executives and officials based on ESPN articles that attacked his value.

In June 2014, Morales signed a 1-year, $12 million contract with the Minnesota Twins.  He was traded to the Seattle Mariners for Stephen Pryor the following month.  Then, in December, he signed a 2-year, $17 million deal with the Royals.  There is an $11 million mutual option for 2017 with a $1.5 million buyout.

Morales joins a red hot Wasserman roster, which also recently picked up Chicago White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija as a client.  Samardzija had been represented by Mark Rodgers, who is also the agent of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

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.