The advance report last week became a reality Tuesday as high profile MLB player agent Dan Lozano today confirmed his resignation from the Beverly Hills Sports Council. In leaving, Lozano, take his entire stable of players he once represented as part of BHSC, including Albert Pujols, Jimmy Rollins, Michael Young, Joey Votto, Dallas Braden, J.C. Romero and Orlando Cabrera, among others.
â€śAfter 22 years at the Sports Council I realized it was time for a change,â€ť said Lozano. â€śWith the talented core group we have in place, I will continue to represent all of my clients within an agency that reflects my vision and philosophy.â€ť
Lozano has several record-breaking deals under his belt, most notably the $118 million contract that Pujols signed in 2004 which made him the fastest to reach that mark in Major League history. Pujols could possibly wind up with the most lucrative contract in all of baseball next year when his option year expires with the St. Louis Cardinals.
â€śI have the best agent in sports and a guy that I trust with my lifeâ€¦what more can you ask for?,â€ť said three-time National League MVP, Albert Pujols.
In 1999, Lozano made Mike Piazza the highest paid catcher in Major League history and highest player in the game when he signed a $91 million contract with the New York Mets.
"To say I was fortunate in having Danny guide me throughout my career, would be an understatement,â€ť said future Hall of Famer, Mike Piazza. â€śI simply canâ€™t find the words to explain the impact he has had on my life.â€ť
â€śDanny has been my guy throughout my whole career,â€ť said Rollins, the 2007 National League MVP and three-time Gold Glove winner â€śNo doubt heâ€™s the best in the game, and when you have the best representing you, thatâ€™s a pretty comforting feeling.â€ť
Lozano has negotiated over $1 billion dollars in contracts over his career, Along with Pujols, Jimmy Rollins is also up for free agency after next season.
In addition, Lozano serves as an officer on the board of directors for both the Pujols Family Foundation and the Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation.
Six-time American League All-Star, Michael Young said, â€śDanny has always taken care of me like a brother and his guidance throughout my career is indescribableâ€¦I donâ€™t think a change of address is going to change that.â€ť
Lozano also looks to have increased success through Joey Votto and Dallas Braden.
â€śDannyâ€™s professionalism, knowledge and passion for the business is what every player looks for in an agent,â€ť said Reds first baseman, Votto. â€śHaving the utmost confidence in him puts my mind at ease and just allows me to play baseball."
Lozano will be joined by former BHSC department heads, Matt Hannaford, certified player agent and head of recruiting, Kimberly Crossett, director of marketing, Josh Goldberg, director of public relations, Tim Clarke, head of statistics & research, along with several others.
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