SBD/Issue 177/Sports Industrialists
MLB Player Agent Dan Lozano Leaves Beverly Hills Sports Council
Published May 26, 2010
|Dan Lozano Leaves
Beverly Hills Sports Council
Prominent MLB player agent DAN LOZANO "has left the Beverly Hills Sports Council," according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. BHSC Partner JEFF BORRIS said, "Danny Lozano has left Beverly Hills Sports Council, and we wish him well in his future endeavors." Lozano, the agent for Cardinals 1B ALBERT PUJOLS and "several other prominent major leaguers," has been with the firm since '89, and his departure is "likely to have major ramifications within the industry." Pujols' contract with the Cardinals expires following the '10 MLB season, after which the Cardinals own a club option for the '11 season, and he is "expected to sign an enormous contract in the aftermath of big recent deals" for Twins C JOE MAUER and Phillies 1B RYAN HOWARD. Lozano's other clients include Phillies SS JIMMY ROLLINS and Rangers 3B MICHAEL YOUNG, and it is "uncertain what their plans are in the aftermath of his departure from Beverly Hills" (ESPN.com, 5/25). In St. Louis, Joe Strauss reports Pujols and the "majority of Lozano's clients are expected to follow him from Beverly Hills" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 5/26).
OCTAGON SIGNS WAGNER: Octagon has added European track agent and event organizer ROBERT WAGNER to its Olympics & Action Sports division. Wagner represents 32 clients, including American LOLO JONES, Great Britain's DAVID GREENE and Slovenia's MARIJA SESTAK. He also worked on several international events like the European championships. He will remain in Europe and work closely with Octagon Dir Of Track & Field RENALDO NEHEMIAH. Wagner will work in Octagon's Monaco office. Nehemiah said, "I didn't have a global partner to truly feel that we were a global entity. With USAIN BOLT mania, we think we can leverage the addition of Robert Wagner. Having someone who is well known throughout the world and has a lot of experience really shores up our abilities on all fronts" (Tripp Mickle, SportsBusiness Journal).