News: Jay Z's Empire Grows, Mega NY Yankees Star Joins Roc Nation Sports

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 10:01PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports continues to bulk up as New York Yankees' star C.C. Sabathia has now joined the company's growing roster.

CC broke the news to his 371,000-plus Twitter followers Thursday (January 16).

"#RocNationSports La Familia pic.twitter.com/DvFKr3PpN7," CC tweeted with a photo of himself signing paperwork alongside Jay Z. (CC Sabathia's Twitter)

Along with a re-tweet, Roc Nation also confirmed the big announcement.

"Welcome @CC_Sabathia to the @RocNation family! #RocNationSports pic.twitter.com/UIhtsdbOKe" (Roc Nation's Twitter)

Sabathia's Roc Nation Sports move will reunite him with former Yankees teammate Robinson Cano, who recently decided to leave New York for a mega ten-year contract.

In a stunning reversal that played out over a dozen or so dramatic hours - and with Jay Z involved, would you expect anything else? - the Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract, ending his tenure with the Yankees. Talks between the two sides hit what appeared to be a major snag late Thursday night, a source said, after Cano's camp asked for 10 years and $252 million. The Mariners had been under the impression that a nine-year, $225 million offer was going to get the deal done, leaving Seattle officials perplexed over the additional request. (New York Daily News)

Last month, Roc Nation Sports star Skylar Diggins gave props to Mr. Carter and his staff for having her back since joining last summer.

"He's amazing and the whole Roc Nation family is amazing," Diggs responded when asked how Jay has been as a representative. "[They're] just people, everything they touch turns to gold and they just want to move mountains for you and it's great working with people that you actually like. ... [College gift?] I don't know what you're talking about. [laughs] Ha! I'm still trying to figure [the car buttons] out, to be honest. Six months in and [I'm] still trying to figure it out. [Is it outside the studio?] No, it's not. [laughs] It's not." ("Crowd Goes Wild")

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