Alex Rodriguez is officially back with the New York Yankees. Sunday morning, the Yankees announced A-Rod has rejoined the organization as a special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman. He is expected to be in spring training as an instructor at some point. Here is the statement A-Rod released: "These are exciting times for the New York Yankees, and I do not take his opportunity for granted. I am genuinely thankful for the trust the organization has placed in me, and I am looking forward to lending whatever support or expertise is needed of me. I continue to cherish The Pinstripes, the fans and my involvement with the Steinbrenner family, Brian Cashman, and his world-class staff." Rodriguez remained with the Yankees as a special adviser from the time he was released in August 2016 through the end of his player contract in October 2017. During that time he worked primary with the organization's top prospects at their minor league complex in Tampa.