Who has the nerve to turn down Jay-Z? Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
Earlier this week, a report indicated that the renowned recording artist was interesting in representing Cespedes and recruiting him into Roc Nation Sports, his sports agency. The report also stated Jay-Z’s interest in signing another Cuban sensation, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
Jay-Z became a licensed NBA and MLB agent last month, after creating his own sports agency. He has already signed high-profile clients such as Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, and Geno Smith.
On Saturday, Cespedes told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that he would not be considering switching to Jay-Z and is satisfied with current agent Adam Katz.
“I don’t care what it says on the Internet,” he said. “I’m staying with Adam. I am very happy with Adam and with the work he’s done for me. I am very happy to work with him.”
In his second season, Cespedes is hitting .219 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI. He burst upon the scene in 2012 when he finished behind Mike Trout in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.
Cespedes will also be participating in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star festivities next week at Citi Field.