NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — CC Sabathia is the latest star athlete to sign with Jay-Z’s sports agency.
Roc Nation Sports says the 33-year-old Yankees pitcher agreed to a representation deal Thursday. The ace had been represented by Legacy Agency’s group, which includes Brian Peters, Greg Genske and Scott Parker.
Roc Nation and Sabathia each posted a photo on their Twitter acounts Thursday of the six-time All-Star signing the agreement while Jay-Z sat at the table.
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) January 17, 2014
The agency’s other high-profile clients include former Yankee Robinson Cano, Jets quarterback Geno Smith, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant.
Cano left Scott Boras last year for the new agency and agreed to a $240 million, 10-year deal with the Seattle Mariners this offseason.
Sabathia is signed through 2016 at salaries of $23 million in each of the next two seasons and $25 million in 2016. The Yankees hold a $25 million option for 2017 with a $5 million buyout.
He was 14-13 last year with a career-worst 4.78 ERA.
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