September 22, 2021

Rosenthal: Trevor Bauer often takes an unconventional approach and now that includes how he uses representation (The Athletic)

Trevor Bauer brought baseball different ideas about training, warm-up routines, technology and pitch usage. So, should anyone be surprised the Cincinnati Reds right-hander has a different idea about how agents should represent players?

Bauer, 28, recently left his agency, the Wasserman Media Group, to become the first client of Luba Sports, an agency started by Rachel Luba, a friend of his from UCLA. Luba, 27, graduated from Pepperdine Law School and became a certified agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association on Nov. 1.

In addition to Luba, Bauer will be represented by Jon Fetterolf, a litigator with the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder who devotes more than half of his work to baseball-related business. Fetterolf, 47, also is a certified agent. He occasionally assists other agents in salary arbitration and his past clients include former pitchers Chris Young and Ross Ohlendorf.

Bauer, who is entering his final year of arbitration before becoming a…

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