According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, longtime Scott Boras client Jeremy Guthrie personally visited the agent in Las Vegas to inform him he's changing representation. Guthrie will now be represented by Casey Close and Brodie Van Wagenen.
Guthrie said his decision was not related to Boras' preference for his younger clients to avoid long-term deals. He simply called it a "personal preference for my career." It's not known whether the Orioles would like to sign Guthrie long-term. He'll turn 30 in April, yet has only two years of Major League service. Guthrie spent two years on a Mormon mission.
Zrebiec's article also addresses the Daniel Cabrera non-tender situation. Is he worth $4MM for one more year for the pitching-starved Orioles? Team officials are mixed on the decision.
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