Los Angeles’ most-decorated Dodger once again has sports agency representation. Yasiel Puig has hired Beverly Hills Sports Council to represent him, according to reports.
The Beverly Hills Sports Council announced that Puig has signed on with them. Agents Dan Horwits and Cesar Suarez will serve as Puig’s representatives, per the release.
This comes two months in the wake of Puig’s last agent – Wasserman Agency – breaking up with him. The reasoning for Wasserman Agency severing ties with Puig was never made public. It is important to note that whatever the reason was, it was not enough to sanction any punishment from Major League Baseball.
Puig is off to a slow start this season, but has been a victim of some poor luck. At press time, he’s hitting .222 with a .283 on-base percentage. He’s in the final year of a seven-year, $42 million dollar pact he made with the Dodgers to begin his career. Puig won’t be eligible for free agency when the 2018 season wraps up. Due to a shortage in service time, he will be eligible for the arbitration process.
It should be noted that it remains to be seen what the Dodgers’ long-term plans with him are.
Here’s to a long and fruitful partnership between Yasiel Puig and Beverly Hills Sports Council. I hope that his play justifies another decade in Dodger blue, and this is the agency who negotiates a long-term deal for him. It’s nice to envision a mature Puig that develops into an elder-statesman in the clubhouse and a team leader. That may not ever be entirely possible, but he’s a guy you definitely appreciate having in the fox hole every night. The Dodgers have one of the best right fielders in the game, and one of the most polarizing. It’s hard not to root for good fortunes for the guy.
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