When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressureRodriguez admits banned substance use Feb 09, 2009
What the fact that he has been upgraded to fair means is that he's recovered significantly, but he is not walking out of the hospitalTejano singer Navaira condition 'fair' Apr 17, 2008
Obviously I want to win a world championship -- that's the only thing that I really care aboutRodriguez ready for increased scrutiny Feb 20, 2008
After spending time with Cynthia ... and my family over these last few weeks, it became clear to me that I needed to make an attempt to engage the Yankees regarding my future with the organizationA-Rod 'wants to be a Yankee' Nov 14, 2007
I think it would be selfish on my part to talk about my contract status when our team desperately needs winsRodriguez mum about contract talk Jul 13, 2007
Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975) is an American professional baseball third baseman with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Known popularly by his nickname A-Rod, he previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers.
Rodriguez is considered one of the best all-around baseball players of all time. He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939, and the youngest to hit 600, besting Babe Ruth's record by over a year. Rodriguez has fourteen 100-RBI seasons in his career, more than any player in history. On September 24, 2010, Rodriguez hit two home runs, surpassing Sammy Sosa's mark of 609 HRs, and became the all-time leader in home runs by a player of Hispanic descent.
In December 2007, Rodriguez and the Yankees agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract. This contract was the richest contract in baseball history (breaking his previous record of $252 million).