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Report: Bad Bunny's agency facing MLBPA sanctions

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Rimas Sports, the agency launched last year by Grammy-winning rapper and singer Bad Bunny, is facing punishment from the Major League Baseball Players Association after complaints from other agencies indicated improper benefits provided to clients, sources told Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic.

Rimas, which launched in April 2023, was reportedly offering cash and other gifts to convince players to switch representation. Other complaints involve uncertified employees acting as agents, Ghiroli reports.

William Arroyo, the main baseball agent at Rimas, has reportedly seen his certification revoked following the union's investigation.

Rimas represents New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez, San Francisco Giants infielder Wilmer Flores, Cincinnati Reds utility man Santiago Espinal, and Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Diego Cartaya, among others. Hall of Fame catcher Iván Rodríguez was also hired as an ambassador.

"At Rimas Sports, we uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity of our industry," the agency said in a statement obtained by Ghiroli. "Out of respect for an ongoing process within the context of the MLBPA agent regulations, we will refrain from making any comments at this time. We remain committed to continue serving our clients with excellence."

Bad Bunny launched Rimas Sports alongside Noah Assad, his manager. Assad also founded Rimas Entertainment, an independent record label. Rimas Sports has sought to represent "the next generation of great Latin American athletes."

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