Agent Says 'Sorry' for A-Rod Timing

MLB had slammed him for revealing opt-out news during Series
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2007 10:55 PM CDT
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, right, reacts as he pops out in the 8th inning during Game One against the Cleveland Indians during the American League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Jacob's...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Alex Rodriguez's agent Scott Boras apologized today for the distraction caused by his announcement during the World Series that A-Rod would opt out of his Yankee contract,  Responding to criticism from baseball officials angered at the move, Boras said in a statement that, "The unfortunate result was not my intent, but is solely my fault. I could have handled this situation better," reports the AP.

“We were very disappointed that Scott Boras would try to upstage our premier baseball event,” said one MLB official. The move was also subjected to heavy criticism from the baseball media assembled in Denver, with some speculating that it was done intentionally. The Yankees have already announced they won't pursue further talks with the slugger.