Alex Rodriguez Seamlessly Transitioning To Life After Playing Career
Alex Rodriguez was released by the New York Yankees last August and is making $21 million this season to serve as an instructor for the organization. He has expressed zero interest in returning to playing despite interest from several clubs and being just four homers shy of the prestigious number 700. Today, Fox Sports announced the World Series Champion and three-time American League Most Valuable Player will be joining the network as a full-time analyst on a multi-year deal.
Rodriguez will expand his broadcasting responsibilities to serve as a game analyst for select Fox telecasts as well as feature reporter for Fox’s MLB pregame coverage and FS1 studio show MLB WHIPAROUND. “I’m excited to continue working with the Fox Sports family,” said Rodriguez. “It’ll be great to get back on set with the guys for the regular season and postseason, especially the All-Star Game in my hometown of Miami.”
It has been an absolute pleasure to have Rodriguez part of the Fox Sports pre and post coverage of the playoffs and especially the World Series over the last two years. He truly is great for television and brings with him a charismatic personality, but also a knowledge and passion for the sport that is unparalleled. It will be a joy to watch and listen to A-Rod in a full-time capacity covering the game we all love.
This is video needs no introduction. Just listen to the insight between three of the games best hitters just talking shop. Rodriguez will be bringing more special moments like this one to viewers for years to come.
A-Rod said his playing days are behind him, and all the evidence was right in front of us. Rodriguez is having a tremendous time in “retirement”, enjoying time with his daughters as you’ll see often posted on his social media platforms. He enjoys working with younger players, just listening and watching and will thrive in his next role in baseball.
From being the keynote speaker at his Alma-mater and being honored with a courtyard in his name at the University of Miami, to attending the Super Bowl as part of the Fox team or even just a rare insightful conversation with a legend like Bob Knight, Rodriguez is relishing his post-playing career.
No matter your opinion of Rodriguez during his playing days that were oozing with controversy, one thing is for certain, the game of baseball is much better off with Alex Rodriguez sticking around.
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