SBD/Issue 245/Sports Industrialists

Boras Still Registered As A-Rod's Agent, But That Could Change

Rodriguez Has Worked With Several Reps
Aside From Boras, Including Guy Oseary

The MLBPA Thursday confirmed that Scott Boras is "still listed" as Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez' agent in the union's database, though that "could change as soon as the union is notified of a new arrangement," according to Feinsand & Vinton of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Reports Thursday indicated that Rodriguez had fired Boras, but sources said that Rodriguez "hadn't made any official move to sever ties" with the agent. One source, however, said that the relationship between the two "hasn't been good in nearly three years." That source noted that Rodriguez "continues to rely on a variety of people in a number of capacities" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/3). In N.Y., Costello & Sherman write the fact that Boras is still registered as Rodriguez' agent "likely is a matter of filing paperwork," as Rodriguez reportedly "terminated Boras with a letter 45 days ago." Meanwhile, there was "some confusion" Thursday over whether attorneys JIM REISINGER and JIM SHARP were Rodriguez' new agents. But a source said, "Jay and Jim are his lawyers representing him on a variety of matters, but not baseball." Reisinger and Sharp "represent Rodriguez in his dealings with federal investigators looking into his relationship with Dr. ANTHONY GALEA, who is accused of providing human growth hormone to athletes." The "most well-known of Rodriguez's reps is GUY OSEARY, who manages MADONNA and was hired by Rodriguez in 2007 to work on his entertainment deals" (N.Y. POST, 9/3). Reisinger, a "certified agent" with the MLBPA, in an e-mail confirmed that he and Sharp are Rodriguez' "attorneys" (USA TODAY, 9/3). SI.com's Jon Heyman cited sources as indicating that Oseary "has been seen with Rodriguez in recent days ... but it isn't yet clear how he figures into the picture" (SI.com, 9/2).

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