Alex Rodriguez play on Friday last game of his career in Major League Baseball with the New York Yankees, and then become a special adviser and instructor within the team.
Rodriguez and the Yankees made the announcement Sunday before the game against the Cleveland Indians.
Rodriguez will face the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium Friday night, and will end one of the most prolific and controversial career of baseball history.
41 years old, Rodriguez had a batting average of 204 before Sunday’s game, with 9 channels and 29 RBIs in 216 at-bats this season.
Organization oriented towards youth
His lethargy was relegated on the bench for most of the last month. Since July 22, he has started one game and has made seven visits to the plate in 14 games in total.
Holders of record of 55-55 and fourth in their section, the Yankees traded veteran Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran and Ivan Nova before the trade deadline on Monday. These actions clearly demonstrate the intention of the organization to initiate a movement oriented towards youth.
Throughout his career, Rodriguez has accumulated 696 circuits, which gives it the fourth largest in the history of baseball, behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).
He won the MVP title for his team on three occasions and was nominated 14 times all-star teams.