Jay Z‘s latest venture is proving a successful one already: Roc Nation Sports has negotiated a reported $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners for All-Star second baseman and now former New York Yankee Robinson Canó.
As if there was any doubt that Beyoncé‘s hubby’s sports agency wouldn’t turn everything it touched into gold.
Per ESPN, the deal for the 31-year-old Canó (which is technically still pending upon him passing a physical) is for 10 years and boasts a full no-trade clause.
His will be the third-richest deal in Major League Baseball history, behind only Alex Rodriguez‘s $252 million 2000 contract with the Texas Rangers and the $275 million contract extension A-Rod signed with the Yankees in 2007.
May this turn out better than that.
Canó left powerhouse agent Scott Boras for Jay Z’s brand-new agency, prompting speculation that the game’s longtime negotiators may be none too happy about Hova’s foray into the sporting world.
After becoming a licensed sports agent, the hip-hop mogul born Shawn Carter sold his stake in the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center to avoid conflicts of interest. In addition to Canó, Roc Nation Sports’ short but sweet client list includes NBA star Kevin Durant, WNBA star Skylar Diggins, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith and the New York Giants’ Victor Cruz.
Canó’s deal was actually negotiated by veteran agent Brodie Van Wagenen, Complex‘s sports editor told MTV News. But even though Jay Z may not have been in on the handshake, “obviously it’s the biggest move of the off-season,” he said.Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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