Cano Cans Boaras; Inks Deal With Entertainment Mogul Jay-Z As Agent

Jay-Z

It hit the media like a ton of bricks, and hopefully won't mean the end of him in New York.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano announced on Tuesday he's splitting from agent Scott Boras. It wouldn't be that big of a deal, but Cano is in line to become the most sought-after free agent next fall.

It remains to be seen if the move will kill his chances of returning to New York, where he's a HUGE fan favorite and isn't that bad on the field either. The Yankees have been trying to sign the star second baseman.

The Yankees made an offer to Cano earlier this winter, in dealing with Boras, but hadn't gained any traction in their talks, and when Boras clients get this close to free agency, they typically play out their contracts and test the market.

Cano instead of staying with Boras has replaced him with a new agency headed by Jay-Z, the entertainment mogul and Yankee fan.

It could be a good sign, or could be a sign that Cano is ready to hit the market – and take his new pal Jay-Z on a cross-country tour to find a new team in 2014.


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