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Sabathia signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation

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Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports added New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia to its growing list of clients on Thursday.

The sports agency announced that it will represent the left-hander on and off the field.

"CC exemplifies everything Roc Nation looks for in an athlete and a partner," Roc Nation Sports president Juan Perez said in a statement.

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz also are represented by Roc Nation Sports, which launched last year.

The 33-year-old Sabathia has three years remaining on his deal with the Yankees. Roc Nation spokesman Ron Berkowitz told ESPN that Perez and Jay Z will negotiate Sabathia's next contract.

Sabathia is breaking away from Legacy Sports Group, which has represented him throughout his major league career. His recent endorsement deals include Subway, Pepsi and the Jordan brand.

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