Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia joined The Big Show Tuesday amidst rumors that he is switching representation because his agency, ACES, is under investigation by the league for its link to PEDs and Melky Cabrera's Internet scam to cover up his use of performance-enhancers.
Pedroia, who is represented by Seth Levinson, said that he has "gotten a few phone calls" from other agencies trying to recruit him since ACES popped up in the news, but that he's chosen to stay with his current agency.
"I've heard all about this," he said. "I've even getting phone call form a lot of people saying I'm switching agents and stuff like that. I'm not switching agents. My agents have a great relationship with not only the Red Sox but everybody else in the league. They're standup guys, first-class people. They've treated me and my family great. I'm not leaving them.
"From the years that I've worked with them, they've been nothing but first-class. They've negotiated my contract with Theo [Epstein] and Jed Hoyer when they were here, and Ben [Cherington] and Seth have a great relationship, so I don't feel like it's necessary to switch agencies when they've done such a great job for me. I'm definitely happy with them."
Pedroia was asked whether he thought agent Scott Boras could be behind the rumor that the second baseman was switching agencies.
"I don't think so," Pedroia replied. "I know Scott real well. … Scott's a great guy. He's one of the best agents if not the best agent out there. He's very smart, but I'm sure like any player in Major League Baseball, agents all have their own job to do and represent their own clients and get them the most money they possibly can. I'm sure that Scott has nothing to do with that."
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