Francisco Rodriguez recently hired Scott Boras as his agent, but Boras was not the mastermind behind the trade that sent K-Rod from the Mets to the Milwaukee Brewers, FOX Sports reported Wednesday.
In fact, it appears Boras had no direct influence on the trade talks.
Milwaukee was not among the 10 teams to which Rodriguez could have blocked a trade, major league sources told FOXSports.com, meaning the deal took place without the blessings of Boras or the four-time All-Star reliever.
As a result, Boras was unable to negotiate any financial bonuses or conditions with the deal — such as whether Rodriguez will serve as a closer with his new team. K-Rod’s role is of the utmost importance from a contractual standpoint, since his $17.5 million option for next year will vest if he finishes another 21 games this season.