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May 7, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) hits a home run during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros Jose Altuve Drops Scott Boras As Agent

Few names create more cringes among Major League front offices than that of Scott Boras.

The long time agent has brokered many record-setting contracts since 1982 and has created a persona that even Entourage’s Ari Gold may blush at, so it’s not often you see Boras dumped by one of his clients.

However, Houston Astros infielder Jose Altuve decided to break the mold.

The 23-year-old budding star opted to drop Boras, reuniting with Scott Pucino and Wil Polidor of Octagon after he originally left them to join Boras on the Death Star (I kid, I kid…sort of).

The move comes at a bit of a weird time considering Altuve isn’t arbitration-eligible until after the 2014 season and is under Houston Astros control through the 2017 season, so speculation is that Altuve might be attempting to broker a long term deal with the ‘Stros.

Anything that keeps the Astros front office from dealing with Boras can be looked at as a success, so, if the two sides do engage in talks on a contract, one can assume it would be a much more pleasant experience for both sides.

Altuve is currently hitting .327 in 41 games for the Astros, though, hasn’t been stealing at the same clip where he had 33 thefts in 147 games last season.

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