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.

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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.”

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