Alex Rodriguez Announces His Retirement From Yankees
Alex Rodriguez will play in his last Major League Baseball game this week.
The 41-year-old Yankees player held a press conference on Sunday (August 7) where he announced that he will retire from baseball after this Friday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Rays.
Alex will remain with the team as an ambassador, instructor, and special advisor to owner Hal Steinbrenner.
“It’s both a happy and sad day,” Alex said (via Fox Sports). “I’m obviously disappointed but I’m also at peace with their decision.”
Over this career, he’s raked up 696 home runs, 3,114 hits, 2,084 RBIs, 2,021 runs, and 329 stolen bases.
“It’s disappointing. It would have been a lot of fun to give it a crack,” Alex said about hitting 700 home runs. “I think I could have done it. But there’s no shame in falling 18 home runs short of Babe Ruth.”
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Alex Rodriguez Announces Retirement