New York, NY September 21, 2009 - Athletes Premier International (API) announces that Aroldis Chapman has been granted provisional passive residency in the country of Andorra pending the finalization of the process.
“Andorra is a beautiful country and has provided an ideal setting for me to prepare myself for professional baseball without distractions,” said Chapman. “I look forward to becoming a proud advocate for my adopted country.”
Andorra is a small landlocked country located in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains bordered by Spain and France. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe having an area of 181 square miles and an estimated population of 84,000. Tourism is the country’s primary industry attracting approximately 9 million visitors annually to the country’s resorts and duty free shopping. The country’s banking industry with its tax haven status also contributes substantially to the economy.
“In addition to helping Aroldis establish residency in Andorra, we’ve advised him on the importance of buying life and health insurance as well as starting a retirement account in order to protect his future,” stated Edwin Mejia, CEO of Athletes Premier International. “We look forward to helping him negotiate his contract with a Major League Baseball club once he’s declared a free agent.”
Chapman has submitted his residency materials to Major League Baseball for investigation in order to be declared a free agent and become eligible to sign a contract with a Major League ball club.
About Athletes Premier International
Athletes Premier International (API) is a full service sports agency that represents historically underserved athletes from Latin America and the inner cities of the United States.
API’s core values and comprehensive understanding of the Latin American sports marketplace makes the firm uniquely qualified to help these athletes achieve their personal and professional goals.
API was founded in 2006 by Edwin Leonel Mejia in Boston. He is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and New York and a graduate of Boston University Law School and University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The other API principals include Christian Irrizarry and Felix Rodriguez.
API is headquartered in White Plains, New York and further information can be found at www.athletespremier.com.
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