The Miami Marlins' feud with agent Scott Boras escalated Wednesday, and the team said he'll be left out of any future contract negotiations regarding ace Jose Fernandez.
Team president David Samson pledged to exclude Boras after the agent complained about the Marlins' handling of another one of his clients, outfielder Marcell Ozuna. The dispute reduces the already slim likelihood the Marlins will sign Fernandez to a long-term deal.
An exchange of barbs began with Boras criticizing the Marlins for demoting Ozuna to Triple-A last year when he was in a 1-for-36 slump. The comments brought an angry response from Samson.
"My strong suggestion to Mr. Boras is that...