In what could be considered a bit of a shocking move, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2013 season, has fired his agent Scott Boras, and reportedly decided to hire CAA to represent him going forward, according to Mark Feinsand. Feinsand also reports Jay-Z will handle his marketing.
The CAA group also consists of Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, Giants catcher Buster Posey and Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard.
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
Cano, who his due to make $15 million this season on what turn out to be a six-year, $57 million deal with New York, posted a .313/.379/.550 line in 2012 with 33 home runs and a .929 OPS.
The Yankees made Cano a “significant offer” back in late February, but all indications are leaning to a deal over $200 million, something the Yankees have not likely offered to date.
Check out the latest tweet from Cano.
— Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) April 2, 2013