Put this one in the “things you never though you’d ever hear in your lifetime.”
Accomplished rapper and sports agent Jay-Z is looking to hit a grand slam. According to Yahoo! Sports, he is seeking to become the agent for Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
Both players are from Cuba, and both are stars in the making.
Jay-Z became a licensed NBA and MLB agent last month, after creating his own sports agency named Roc Nation Sports. He has already signed high-profile clients such as Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, and Geno Smith.
Will he be able to pull some strings and land the two Cuban sensations as well?
The Yahoo! report indicates that Jay-Z’s agency met with Puig in New York in mid-June, and Puig “left the meeting intrigued.”
Puig has taken the major leagues by storm since being called up, hitting over .400 with eight home runs in 34 games. He is expected to win the NL Final Vote and head to the All-Star Game in New York, which also happens to be Jay-Z’s hometown.
Cespedes will be there as well, participating in the Home Run Derby although he wasn’t selected to be an All-Star.
As they always say, “expect the unexpected.” A year ago, nobody thought Puig and Cespedes would blossom into what they are today, and a year ago, nobody knew Jay-Z would become a sports agent.