Yankees star dumps agent for Jay-Z

Cano made switch in his walk year

NEW YORK - Robinson Cano is switching agents from baseball super agent Scott Boras to a new company formed by musician Jay-Z's Roc Nation and CAA Sports.

Cano will be represented in baseball matters by CAA Sports' Brodie Van Wagenen. The New York Yankees second baseman is making $15 million this season and can become a free agent at the end of the 2013 season.

While the Yankees usually wait for contracts to expire before negotiating new agreements with players, they have said they hope to reach a deal with the 30-year-old Cano while he remains under their control.

The new company, Roc Nation Sports, is led by Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, and Juan Perez, who will be company president.

Boras is the agent to numerous superstar baseball players, including Cano's injured Yankees teammate Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez signed two record contracts as a Boras client, including his current 10-year, $275 million contract.

Cano, 30, is a 4-time All Star who batted .313 with 33 HRs and 94 RBIs last year.

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