Per Buster Olney, Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano has fired his agent, Scott Boras. This definitely comes as a shock and out of no where, especially considering that Cano fired his previous agent before signing with Boras. We’ll have more on this situation as it develops.
Filed to ESPN.com:Robinson Cano is changing agents, after quietly looking for new representation, and firing Scott Boras.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 2, 2013
I’m not trying to speak for Cano, but this could signal that he wants to sign an extension with the Yankees. Scott Boras’s clients generally avoid extensions, opting for the big money of the free-agent market.
UPDATE 11:02 AM
Per a Ken Rosenthal source, Cano is going to be represented by CAA, in part because of the firm’s connection to Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment/marketing company:
Source: #Yankees‘ Cano going with CAA in part because of affiliation with Roc Nation, an entertainment/marketing company founded by Jay-Z.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 2, 2013
UPDATE 11:13 AM
Joel Sherman tweets that Brody Van Wagenen will be Cano’s primary agent:
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) April 2, 2013
UPDATE 11:55 AM
Here’s Robinson Cano, from his own Twitter feed, signing his deal:
— Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) April 2, 2013
UPDATE 12:29 PM
Well this is interesting:
Scott Boras just told me he has not heard from Robinson Cano about agent switch.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) April 2, 2013