Sunday, August 7, 2016

Alex Rodriguez To Retire

In an announcement that comes on the heels of a similar one from his teammate Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will end his playing career and become a "special adviser and instructor" for his team.  Unlike Teixeira, he will not play out the current season, but will play his last game this coming Friday.  In his long career, "A-Rod" started out as a shortstop for the Seattle Mariners, continued in that position for the Texas Rangers, and moved to third base when he was traded to the Yankees.  He won the American League's MVP award in 2003, 2005 and 2007.  On the downside, he was suspended for the entire 2014 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.  He has played mostly DH since his reinstatement.

Read more at the New York Post, the Daily News, The New York Times, ESPN and CBS Sports.

You can see A-Rod's career stats at Baseball Reference.

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