Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has switched agencies and is now being represented by Roc Nation Sports. The agency welcomed its newest client via the Roc Nation Twitter feed. CAA’s Brodie Van Wagenen will be handling the baseball side of Cespedes’ representation, WEEI.com’s Alex Speier tweets, similar to other Roc Nation clients like Robinson Cano and Rusney Castillo.
Roc Nation was linked to Cespedes as far back as July 2013, when the agency was rumored to be courting the outfielder. While the agency founded by Jay Z isn’t even two years old, it already represents a number of major names from the sports world, including Cano, Castillo and C.C. Sabathia. Under the Roc Nation banner, Cano and Castillo both notably signed contracts that were above industry expectations.
Cespedes only has one year remaining on the four-year, $36MM deal he originally signed with the A’s prior to the 2012 season. He has reportedly not given much consideration to signing an extension with the Red Sox, which has led to speculation that the Sox could look to trade him this winter. Whether he stays in Boston or not, Cespedes is clearly looking ahead to a big payday on his next contract.
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