KLUTCH Sports Group has announced the acquisition of full-service baseball agency, Rep 1.
KLUTCH Baseball will be led by Rep 1 CEO Chris Koras as Head of Baseball. Clients including MLB stars Rafael Devers, All-Star closer Devin Williams, Platinum Glove winner Andrés Giménez, and more will become part of the KLUTCH roster.
This acquisition comes amid ongoing consolidation in the talent agency space, with Excel Sports Management recently acquiring Rep 1’s football business.
In making the announcement, KLUTCH Sports Group Founder and CEO and Co-Head of UTA Sports, Rich Paul stated, “We believe in the transformative power of sports, and this move into baseball aligns perfectly with our commitment to excellence, innovation, and best-in-class representation for the world’s most talented athletes. The game of baseball has a special place in the hearts of sports fans around the world, and we’re thrilled to extend KLUTCH’s reach into this sport and to welcome Chris, the team, and their clients to KLUTCH.”
“Sports is an important part of UTA’s long-term strategy, with KLUTCH and its growing representation business at the heart of our vision. The formation of KLUTCH Baseball adds another exciting dimension to the range of talent we represent and the expanding capabilities we can offer them,” stated Andrew Thau, COO of UTA and Co-Head of UTA Sports.