Manny Ramirez is hiring Scott Boras as his agent, a friend of the Red Sox left fielder told SI.com Friday.
Sox GM Theo Epstein confirmed by email to SI.com that Ramirez informed him of the change within the last few days, according to the report.
It is unclear at the moment what the change means for the Red Sox. Boston has a $20 million team option on Ramirez for each of the next two seasons. Ramirez told reporters Thursday he would not demand the Sox pick up his options.
More to come.