Alex Rodriguez Returns to the Yankees in a New Role
Former MLB star Alex Rodriguez is returning to the Yankees baseball field, but this time around, he'll be wearing a different hat.
Alex Rodriguez has been making a name for himself as a businessman, starring in ABC’s Shark Tank as an investor and as the CEO of investment firm A-ROD Corp. Now, the former MLB star is returning to the Yankees baseball field, but this time around, he’ll be wearing a different hat.
The New York team announced on Feb. 25 that the 14-time All-Star would be coming in for the 2018 year as a special advisor. In a statement, Rodriguez was enthusiastic about his new role: “These are exciting times for the New York Yankees, and I do not take this opportunity for granted,” he said. “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.”
Rodriguez will be joining Reggie Jackson, Hideki Matsui and Nick Swisher in his new capacity. The 42-year-old, who retired in 2016, had a similar post with the Yankees organization last year.
And this isn’t his only new gig. Last month, it was announced that ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball recruited him to be an analyst, a position he’ll hold while remaining a full-time analyst for Fox. “I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my broadcasting career,” he said. “It’s an exciting time in baseball and now I get that front row seat to tell that story every Sunday night on ESPN as well as calling my fourth post season on Fox where I started this journey.”