Sabathia left The Legacy Agency and Greg Genske, who negotiated the star hurler's seven-year, $161 million deal with the Yankees prior to the 2009 season, to join Jay Z's faction. Roc Nation Sports has Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano under its umbrella, in addition to NBA star Kevin Durant and notable NFL players Victor Cruz and Geno Smith.
The Legacy Agency will still receive its cut of the money from Sabathia's deal with the Yankees, but Roc Nation will profit from any endorsement deals or future contracts signed by the 33-year-old veteran.
Sabathia also provides big-name recognition for the agency, although he's coming off his worst big-league season. He allowed a league-leading 112 runs and ended the year with an ERA+ of 85, per Baseball-Reference, not to mention finishing with his lowest single-season win total since 2006.