The slow-moving free-agent market has prompted the MLB Players Association to consider opening a 31st spring training camp where the many players without contracts could work out.
But, despite representing some of the biggest names still available, prominent agent Scott Boras said Thursday his clients won't be taking part in any proposed free-agent camps run by the MLBPA, per ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Instead, they'll work out privately under his watch.
"Boras Corp. has two sport fitness institutes with diamonds, cages, and weight facilities," Boras said. "We have resources and staffing to make sure our players are prepared when they reach agreements."
Boras normally nets his star clients large contracts in both money and term, but this offseason has proved to be difficult even for him. Some of Boras' most prominent names who remain unsigned include Eric Hosmer, Jake Arrieta, J.D. Martinez, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, and Greg Holland.
His battle to secure a deal for Martinez has garnered the most attention of late. Martinez is apparently unhappy with the Boston Red Sox's reported five-year, $125-million offer, which Boras has since denied.
Boras' voice has grown louder in recent weeks as the tensions between MLB and the union have started to boil over. Earlier this week, he got into a spat with MLB's chief legal officer Dan Halem, who placed blame for the slow market on the agent.