Yasiel Puig signs with new agency: Beverly Hills Sports Council
Yasiel Puig has found an agent.
After being dumped by his representatives from the Wasserman agency in February, Puig has signed with Beverly Hills Sports Council, his new agency announced Monday. Puig will be represented by Dan Horwits and Cesar Suarez.
Puig can become a free agent after the 2019 season. He will be paid $7.5 million in 2018.
Puig is off to a rough start this year after a bounce-back campaign in 2017. He is hitting .222 with a .580 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.
“If I don’t hit,” Puig told the Los Angeles Times in February, “no agent is ever going to get me any contract or money.”
It is unclear why Puig and Wasserman parted ways. The agency announced it had terminated the relationship with him, but Adam Katz, Puig’s primary representative, has declined further comment. Puig also declined to discuss the split.
Asked this month about his discussions with BHSC, Puig declined to discuss the subject.
“Write what you want,” he said through interpreter Jesus Quinonez.
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