Dan Lozano, the agent for Albert Pujols, is leaving Beverly Hills Sports Council to start his own agency, according to media reports.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports Pujols and the rest of Lozano’s clients are expected to stay with him. ESPN earlier reported Lozano’s departure.
The Pujols tie is signficant because Lozano has been negotiating with the Cardinals to keep the MVP first baseman in St. Louis long term. Pujols can become a free agent after this season if St. Louis declines his $16 million option for 2011. The Cardinals are expected to exercise the option.