With free agency looming Detroit Tigers suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta has cut ties with the ACES agency and will now be represented by the SFX agency.

The change in representation was believed to have been made in the last month after Peralta was issued a 50-game suspension for a violation of baseball's drug policy. He will reportedly be represented by Diego Bentz.

The news was first reported Wednesday by MLB.com's Jason Beck.

Sam and Seth Levinson who operate ACES offered the following statement to MLB.com regarding Peralta's departure:

"ACES takes great pride in standing by our players during difficult times in their lives. Thankfully the darkest chapter in Jhonny's professional career has concluded. We wish him the best in all that he does moving forward and fully understand that Jhonny is more comfortable with a Latin agent.

"ACES is proud to represent great players who are quality people for over three decades and we will continue to defend and assert our players’ rights under the rules of the game."

Several other Tigers players are currently represented by SFX based out of San Diego including Miguel Cabrera Justin Verlander and Ramon Santiago a former ACES client.

Earlier this season right-handed reliever Al Alburquerque left the ACES agency for Beverly Hills Sports Council leaving right-hander Joaquin Benoit as the only player on the Tigers' active roster believed to be currently represented by ACES.

The 31-year-old Peralta was hitting .305 with 11 home runs 29 doubles and 54 RBIs over 104 games before he was handed a suspension last month. Peralta along with Benoit and Santiago will be a free agents at the end of the season.