Robinson Cano Signs With Jay-Z's Roc Nation

New York Yankees star hires rap mogul after firing agent.

New York Yankees player Robinson Cano is joining The Roc. Cano parted ways with agent Scott Boras to sign a deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, the company announced today.

Roc Nation will add sports representation to its roster by way of a partnership with Creative Artists Agency. The new division will be known as Roc Nation Sports.

"At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors on and off the field," the second baseman said in a statement. "I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates."

Having expanded from a label imprint to a full-service management company, and with his Brooklyn Nets partial ownership, adding a sports department to Roc Nation was inevitable.

"Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years," Jay said in a statement.

Acquiring Cano might be a small step on a larger journey for Mr. Carter. Rumor has it that the New York native plans to earn his certification to become a sports agent starting first with baseball, and expanding to include football and basketball.



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