BOSTON -- The man who helped Yoenis Cespedes land a four-year, $36 million contract with the A's has reportedly filed an arbitration claim against the outfielder for breach of contract.
According to ESPNDeportes, Edgar Mercedes said Cespedes agreed to pay 17 percent of his contract to Mercedes' Born To Play Academy for representation, training and food while he and his family were staying in the Dominican Republic after he defected from Cuba.
Moreover, Mercedes claims Cespedes owes another five percent to his agent, Adam Katz of the Wasserman Group. Cespedes declined to comment on the report Tuesday.
"Yoenis has not complied with the agreement, which obliges us to resort to Dominican law to force him to do it," Mercedes told ESPNDeportes. "I regret having to do this, but you must set an example."