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Rays introduce signees Damon, Ramirez

Rays introduce signees Damon, Ramirez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former Boston Red Sox teammates Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez were officially introduced Tuesday as new members of the Tampa Bay Rays.

White Sox withdraw offer to OF Damon

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Chicago White Sox have withdrawn their offer to free agent outfielder Johnny Damon, General Manager Ken Williams said Friday.
Ramirez rejects Dodgers offer

Ramirez rejects Dodgers offer

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Thursday that slugger Manny Ramirez has rejected the team's two-year, $45 million contract offer.

Varitek re-signs with Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Veteran Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek met a team deadline Friday and signed a one-year contract, believed to be worth $5 million.
Report: Baseball probes Ramirez' trade

Report: Baseball probes Ramirez' trade

BOSTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Major league officials are investigating the circumstances leading up to Boston's trade of disgruntled outfielder Manny Ramirez to the LA Dodgers.

Dodgers sign slugger Andruw Jones

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Ten-time Gold Glove winner Andruw Jones Thursday came to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Report: White Sox to trade Joe Crede

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Chicago White Sox third baseman Joe Crede likely will be traded before Opening Day next season, a report said.

A-Rod 'wants to be a Yankee'

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees have discussed the possibility of his return to the team, the star third baseman said Wednesday.

Report: A-Rod opts out of Yankees deal

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez has announced his decision to opt out of the remaining three years of his contract with the New York Yankees.

Andruw Jones won't return to Braves in '08

ATLANTA, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones will not return to the Atlanta Braves next season.

Rodriguez mum about contract talk

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 13 (UPI) -- New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez said he won't talk about a new contract until the 2007 season ends.

Boston Red Sox finally sign J.D. Drew

BOSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox signed right-fielder J.D. Drew to a five-year contract Friday, a published report said.

Red Sox deny tampering with J.D. Drew

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein denies the team tampered with outfielder J.D. Drew, who left the Dodgers for a richer contact with Boston.

J.D. Drew leaves the Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Los Angeles outfielder J.D. Drew Thursday opted to forego the final three years of his contract with the Dodgers and became a free agent.

Kenny Rogers lands with Detroit

DALLAS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Detroit Tigers have signed controversial free agent left-hander Kenny Rogers to an undisclosed contract.
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Scott Boras (born November 2, 1952) is an American sports agent, specializing in baseball. He is the founder, owner and president of the Boras Corporation, a sports agency based in Newport Beach, Calif. which represents roughly 175 professional baseball clients, including many of the game's highest-profile players. Boras has brokered many record-setting contracts since 1982, and many of his clients, including Carlos Beltrán, Matt Holliday, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Magglio Ordóñez, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Barry Zito, are among the highest paid in the game.

Boras was born in Sacramento and grew up in Elk Grove, California, the son of a dairy farmer. He attended the University of the Pacific on a baseball scholarship, leading the team with a .312 batting average in 1972. As of 2009, Boras remains in the top 10 in school history in multiple offensive categories. Boras was inducted into the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995, and the baseball team's annual "Most Improved Player" award is named in his honor. Following his college career, Boras played four years of minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs organizations. Boras made the Florida State League All-Star team in 1976, but knee problems shortened his career and he retired with a career batting average of .288. Boras received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of the Pacific in 1977.

Following his playing career, Boras returned to the University of the Pacific, earning his law degree (juris doctorate) from the university's McGeorge School of Law in 1982. After law school, Boras worked as an associate in the pharmaceutical defense department of the Chicago firm Rooks, Pitts & Poust (now Dykema Gossett), defending drug companies against class-action lawsuits.

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