Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks has left Rep 1 Baseball in favor of MVP Sports Group, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Hendriks’ new agency clocked in at number 27 in Forbes‘ latest most valuable agency rankings, with an estimated $539 million worth of negotiated contracts.
Spearheading the MVP Sports Group is power-agent and founder Dan Lozano, whose list of clients also boasts Albert Pujols, Joey Votto and Josh Donaldson.
The 29-year-old Hendriks has played for four teams (Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays and currently the A’s) throughout his career, sports a 4.75 career ERA with a middling 12-22 overall record. The Perth, Australia-native signed a one-year contract with the A’s in the offseason and is eligible for arbitration this offseason, which likely influenced his representation change.
According to their mission statement, MVP Sports Group vows to, “work harder than their competitors, work smarter than their competitors, and to never settle for anything less than one hundred percent of their capabilities.”