Alex Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Who knew? A-Rod turning into top TV analyst for Fox

    Sporting News "You never know who's going to succeed or fail on TV. Witness the long, strange trip of Alex Rodriguez to Fox Sports/FS1. It was just a few years ago the disgraced A-Rod was one of the most reviled figures in sports. He was a two-time admitted steroids user. His reputation for self-serving..." October 26

  • Did A-Rod quietly announce his retirement?

    New York Post "With a tweet to a 12-day-old feature story on himself, Alex Rodriguez may have been softly announcing Monday he will not be returning to baseball. Two days after Rodriguez hinted at a return to the game on a FOX pregame show, he slyly took to Twitter to post a photo of him on the cover of his..." October 11

  • A-Rod: Ortiz needs to be around baseball 'the next 40 years'

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians Monday night, 4-3, at Fenway Park in Game 3 of the ALDS. The win completed the sweep for the Indians, as they will go to face the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS. What it also means is the end of David Ortiz's incredible career." October 11

  • Did Alex Rodriguez drop a big hint about his future on Fox’s pregame show?

    New York Daily News "He never said he was retiring. Alex Rodriguez kept the speculation about his future in baseball alive when he balked at the chance to admit that he has actually hung up his spikes for good. In fact, during Fox's extended pregame show - the result of the Nationals and Dodgers being rained out..." October 08

  • Alex Rodriguez Says 'I Love Big Papi' But Won't Say I'm Rooting for Him

    TMZ "Alex Rodriguez says he's definitely a fan of David Ortiz -- but when it comes to rooting for the MLB legend in his last playoff run ... A-Rod stopped short of saying he was rooting for him. It all went down outside of Craig's in West Hollywood -- Alex was in a good mood and had nothing but love..." October 07

  • Fox Sports takes on Alex Rodriguez as analyst for MLB playoffs

    Sporting News "Welcome back, Alex Rodriguez. Well, sort of. The former Yankees slugger will serve as a TV analyst with Fox Sports during the postseason, Rodriguez announced on Twitter. Rodriguez, 41, served as an analyst last year after the Yankees lost their wild-card game to the Astros." September 29

  • Alex Rodriguez long shot for 2017

    Today's Knuckleball "When Alex Rodriguez’s publicist announced that A-Rod would not be coming back to play in 2016, the speculation already started up about 2017. But that is probably a long shot, too. A-Rod told some friends the weekend of his sendoff, “I’m done.” And perhaps we should take him at his word..." August 18

  • Marlins president: A-Rod rumors fueled by Miami connection

    New York Post "If he couldn’t end his baseball career in The Bronx, then the romantic (if not logical) second choice for Alex Rodriguez always seemed to be Miami. The longtime South Florida resident received a god’s welcome from the fans each of the few times he appeared as a visiting player in Marlins Park and,..." August 18

  • Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner OK with A-Rod playing elsewhere

    USA Today "The New York Yankees plans to retain Alex Rodriguez as a special assistant and instructor as long as he desires, even if he plays again in 2017 for another club, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday at the quarterly owners’ meetings. Rodriguez, who was owed about $27 million..." August 17

  • Alex Rodriguez still could be good fit with Marlins, Yankees' Mark Teixeira says

    Newark Star-Ledger "There are a few empty lockers in the back left corner of the Yankees clubhouse. Carlos Beltran used to have a couple stalls there. He's now DHing for the Texas Rangers. That's also where Alex Rodriguez's things were until someone cleared everything out after his farewell game Friday night..." August 16

  • A-Rod publicist issues statement to put return rumors to rest: 'It's not happening'

    CBS Sports "With rumors about possible interest from the Marlins swirling, Alex Rodriguez has come out and said he will not play again this season. A-Rod issued a statement through longtime publicist Ron Berkowitz on Monday. Here's the statement: "I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing..." August 16

  • Report: A-Rod likely headed to Marlins to play first base

    NESN "Alex Rodriguez’s “retirement” looks like it’s going to be short-lived. The now former New York Yankees designated hitter never said his career was over, even as he and the Yankees announced the awkward end to their relationship last week. Rodriguez on Friday played the final game of his..." August 15

  • Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call from Miami Marlins

    San Francisco Chronicle " Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call from his hometown team. The Miami Marlins are in the market for a power hitter to replace injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton, and they're discussing whether to reach out to Rodriguez, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday." August 15

  • Mattingly: Marlins haven't talked about signing A-Rod; doesn't rule out possibility ex-Yankee could be asset

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On the day the New York Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez his release as a player, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly faced the inevitable question. Do you feel like A-Rod could help this team right now? "We really haven't talked about it as far as him coming here," Mattingly said. "You've got..." August 14

  • Yankees release A-Rod, but still owe him $27 million

    MLB Trade Rumors "Designated hitter Alex Rodriguez played his final game with the club Friday, and the Yankees have officially released him. They will sign him to a new contract that will keep him in the organization through 2017 as a special instructor and advisor, as Andrew Marchand of notes (on..." August 13

  • A-Rod's final game, from a rain-soaked ceremony to 'overwhelming' love from fans

    CBS Sports "The Alex Rodriguez era is over. It's definitely over in New York and most likely for baseball in general. A-Rod didn't sound like someone who wanted to continue playing before Friday's game, and the same was true after the game. "It's going to be tough to top that. That's a memory that I will..." August 13

  • Derek Jeter on A-Rod's retirement: ‘It will be difficult for him'

    Yahoo! Sports "The countdown is on for Alex Rodriguez’s final game with the New York Yankees, after which he says he’ll retire from baseball. A-Rod didn’t get the season-long send-off like we’ve seen for Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. He got a week and one final home game. There will be an on-field ceremony..." August 12

  • A-Rod batting 3rd in Yankees finale

    The Score "In his final game with the New York Yankees, and possibly the last game of his MLB career, Alex Rodriguez will start at designated hitter and bat third for the Bronx Bombers on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays." August 12

  • Alex Rodriguez Deserved Better

    Complex "This wasn’t the way it was supposed to end, yet it was the only way it ever could end. Alex Rodriguez, one of the best all-around players in baseball history, will play his final major league game tomorrow night for a team that doesn’t want him in front of a home crowd that doesn’t particularly..." August 12

  • Cashman: It was 'f---ing crazy' to think A-Rod would take adviser gig

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez won't be booted from the Bronx after he plays his final game with the New York Yankees on Friday night. Instead, the 41-year-old will transition into an advisory role with the club - an offer that left the three-time MVP "humbled and flattered." Brian Cashman, the Yankees'..." August 12

  • A-Rod wanted to play third base in his last game. Joe Girardi said no.

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees gave a mostly immobile Derek Jeter 130 starts at shortstop in 2014 when they were competing for a playoff spot. The 2016 Yankees could book “Wanna Get Away” fares on Southwest Airlines and a prepaid hotel room for an October 4th vacation and not have to worry, yet they still won’t let..." August 11

  • Marlins have internal talks on A-Rod

    Today's Knuckleball "The Miami Marlins have had internal talks about Alex Rodriguez, but at this point there isn’t any evidence they will try to sign him. If they do consider it, it would almost surely have to come after rosters expand Sept. 1. But it is probably a long shot, in any case. Rodriguez will be..." August 11

  • Have we seen the last of A-Rod? Survey says ... maybe not

    ESPN "Will Friday be the last time we ever see Alex Rodriguez on a baseball field? Uh, don't bet your copy of the Biogenesis client list on it. I spent the last few days polling 24 executives from all across baseball. Here's how they voted: • He'll be back: 9 • No, he won't: 13 • He'll be in..." August 11

  • Joe Girardi does poor job of responding to Alex Rodriguez criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Rodriguez’s final week as a New York Yankee was fated to be unnecessarily dramatic, and now Joe Girardi is being forced to defend himself from criticism of his handling of the situation. Girardi was forced to defend himself after going back on his word to play Rodriguez for an entire..." August 11

  • A-Rod cost Yankees $317M for 1 World Series title

    The Score "By the time Alex Rodriguez collects his last payment as a player from the New York Yankees next year, he will have received $317,368,852 from the team, according to a review of his contracts by The Associated Press. Luxury tax caused by his deal totaled another $132 million through this year,..." August 11

  • Amid boos, Alex Rodriguez flies out as pinch hitter vs. Red Sox

    ESPN "Fans at Fenway Park again chanted, "We want A-Rod," and Wednesday night, they got him. Alex Rodriguez appeared in a game for the first time since he and the Yankees announced that this would be his final week on the team. In the seventh inning, representing the go-ahead run, Rodriguez pinch hit..." August 11

  • A-Rod sits again Wednesday at Fenway

    The Score "Much to the chagrin of those chanting "We Want A-Rod" at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi omitted the soon-to-be-released 41-year-old from the lineup for Wednesday's clash against the Boston Red Sox, too. Gary Sanchez, the 23-year-old catching prospect hitting..." August 10

  • Alex Rodriguez Was Big Enough To Take All The Blame

    Deadspin "It’s obvious where this begins: Thirteen years ago, at baseball’s annual winter meetings, the entire story was Alex Rodriguez and when and where he would be going. The Texas Rangers, who’d averaged 90 losses in three seasons with Rodriguez at shortstop, had made clear that they wanted out from..." August 10

  • Alex Rodriguez angry with Joe Girardi for going back on his word

    Larry Brown Sports "As he moves closer to what will likely be the final game of his MLB career on Friday, Alex Rodriguez is not thrilled with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi. A-Rod rode the bench on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. While it’s certainly not a surprise that Girardi kept a..." August 10

  • Red Sox fans chant 'We want A-Rod' at Fenway

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez's incredible, and controversial, career with the New York Yankees, which is set to end Friday, took a surprising turn Tuesday at Fenway Park, and it was all thanks to fans of the Boston Red Sox. "A-Rod," a notorious baseball villain in Beantown for a number of reasons, actually..." August 10

  • A-Rod on being benched: 'I don't know what happened'

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez isn't too happy about Joe Girardi going back on his word. When the New York Yankees slugger announced earlier in the week that he'll play his final game Friday, he was told he'd play in all four of his remaining games. Then Tuesday came along, and he's in a familiar spot: on..." August 10

  • A-Rod dissed by former teammate: 'Cheats don't belong in the Hall'

    Fox Sports "Alex Rodriguez is set to play in his final game with the New York Yankees on Friday, putting an end to his 22-year MLB career. And while his stats should make him a lock for the Baseball Hall of Fame, his career has been tarnished by his involvement in the biggest PED scandal in the history of the..." August 09

  • Red Sox Not Planning Alex Rodriguez Tribute

    WEEI Boston "According to a team source, the Red Sox are not planning to honor Alex Rodriguez when the Yankees designated hitter begins his final series at Fenway Park Tuesday night. Rodriguez said Sunday he would be leaving the Yankees, with the team to release the 41-year-old following Friday’s game. New..." August 09

  • Alex Rodriguez’s story unlike any other

    Today's Knuckleball "When Alex Rodriguez finally hit New York – his birth place and seeming birthright – after the shocking Valentine’s Day, 2004 trade ensured the inevitable match of the highest paid player in baseball history and the storied, monied Yankees, while he prepared the night before for the press..." August 08

  • What If Alex Rodriguez Joined Red Sox In 2003?

    CBS Boston "“What if?” It has been, always and forever, the most asked question in the world of sports. What if this play went slightly differently? What if that decision wasn’t made? What if a bounce, a breeze, a freak occurrence went the other way? In some respects, it can be a painful endeavor,..." August 08

  • A-Rod to retire, become advisor for Yankees "The Yankees today announced that Alex Rodriguez will play in his final Major League game on Friday, August 12 vs. Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium. Following the game, he will be unconditionally released by the club from his player contract in order to sign a contract to serve as a special advisor and..." August 08

  • Yankees To Hold Press Conference With Alex Rodriguez

    New York Times "The relationship between Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees, filled with triumph and tribulation for more than a dozen years, seems likely to reach a resolution on Sunday. Several hours after their loss to Cleveland on Saturday, the Yankees announced an 11 a.m. news conference with Rodriguez for..." August 07

  • 3 possible reasons for A-Rod's presser

    The Score "Just 24 hours removed from Mark Teixeira announcing his intention to retire at the end of the season, the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez are set to host a press conference Sunday morning. The club didn't disclose what Rodriguez plans to announce, though there's been speculation in recent..." August 07

  • A-Rod on Yankees' lineup card ahead of mystery press conference

    The Score "Say this for the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez: They do one heck of a job keeping secrets. Ahead of the mysterious 11 a.m. ET press conference called by both the Yankees and Rodriguez that has the baseball world buzzing with speculation, the Yankees released their lineup card for Sunday's..." August 07

  • Why Alex Rodriguez isn’t the villain he’s been made out to be

    Sportsnaut "The legacy Alex Rodriguez will leave behind does not look to be a good one. In fact, there aren’t many above him on the “most hated MLB players of all-time” list. While we can’t say that’s entirely unfair, it’s not exactly fair vilification, either. Think to a time when you saw old pictures of..." August 07

  • Don’t fall for the faux sincerity: A-Rod’s retirement plan is a charade

    New York Daily News "All the emotion and near tears could not drown the media's cynicism. Why would anybody have reason to doubt Alex Rodriguez? Or Yankees brass looking to manufacture a post-playing role for the tainted slugger moving forward? Yet even on this particular Sunday when he set Friday as his final day..." August 07

  • Yankees GM sums up A-Rod's legacy by flashing World Series ring

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez, who announced Sunday he will play his final game with the New York Yankees on Friday, leaves behind a complicated legacy, with his litany of accomplishments - his three MVP awards, 14 All-Star appearances, and 696 career home runs - obscured, to some, by his performance-enhancing..." August 07

  • Colon surprised Yankees didn't play his 'dad' A-Rod

    The Score "When New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon was lined up to pitch against the New York Yankees on Thursday, he assumed that when lineup cards were released Alex Rodriguez would be on them. The Yankees opted not to play A-Rod, who owns a .432 lifetime average with seven home runs and 19 RBIs..." August 05

  • Yankees don’t plan to release Alex Rodriguez

    The Comeback "Alex Rodriguez hasn’t played much even before the Yankees trade deadline sell-a-thon, and though the team is going to be playing plenty of young players down the stretch, GM Brian Cashman says he has no plans to release the 41 year old who is on the verge of becoming the fourth player in major..." August 05

  • Cashman: A-Rod won't take at-bats from young players

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez may have tenure in the New York Yankees' dugout, but that isn't stopping the club from allowing rookies to steal his playing time. With his status as a member of the team increasingly in limbo, general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that the Yankees will play young prospects..." August 04

  • Time is right for Yankees to cut ties with Alex Rodriguez

    Newsday "Any day now, Alex Rodriguez could be released by the Yankees. But the date hardly matters. It’s only paperwork, a few keyboard taps, an email to MLB headquarters on Park Avenue. Truth is, Rodriguez has been gone for a while, an invisible man draped in pinstripes. For all practical purposes,..." August 03

  • If Yankees release Alex Rodriguez, these five teams could be an option

    SI "There has been a lot of scuttlebutt this week about the Yankees potentially releasing Alex Rodriguez—a discussion that has only been fed by the lukewarm denials by New York's manager and GM. Asked if Rodriguez’s game-ending–pinch-hit fly out against Mets lefty Jonathon Niese on Tuesday night was..." August 03

  • Girardi doesn't expect to give A-Rod many more at-bats

    The Score "The clock is ticking ever closer toward midnight for Alex Rodriguez's time in the Bronx. New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has penciled the 41-year-old into the lineup for just 38 at-bats since July 1, and with the team in full-out rebuild mode, the trend is expected to continue moving..." August 03

  • Alex Rodriguez says he'd 'be OK' if the Yankees released him

    Sporting News "With the Yankees reportedly willing to wave the white flag on Alex Rodriguez' career in the Bronx, it looks like A-Rod would be accepting of it, as well. According to NJ Advanced Media's Brendan Kuty, A-Rod would reportedly be OK if the Yankees decided to part ways with him before the end of..." August 03

  • Why Alex Rodriguez could be the next to go in the Yankees' purge

    Fox Sports "Now that the Yankees have thrown in the towel on the 2016 season, just how much time does Alex Rodriguez have left in pinstripes? Gone are Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran and Ivan Nova, all exchanged for a boatload of promising young talent. That means there might be no need for..." August 02