On February 7, 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that Rodriguez tested positive for testosterone and the anabolic steroid Primobolan in 2003. [163], Alex Rodriguez became a guest judge on Shark Tank in 2017. [270] In April 2020, Rodriguez and Lopez donated 20,000 prepared Tiller & Hatch meals to help hospitality workers in the Miami area who had lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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Canseco said his new book would have "other stuff" on Rodriguez, and called him a hypocrite. [260] In a 2020 interview with Devin Bannerjee, Rodriguez described Lopez as "a powerhouse" stating "I've never met anyone who has the work ethic, the vision, the principles that Jennifer possesses. [165], He is an MLB studio analyst for FOX Sports, working alongside Kevin Burkhardt, David Ortiz and Frank Thomas. On June 8, at 29 years, 316 days old, he became the youngest player in MLB history to reach the 400 HR mark. [16] In January 2018, ESPN announced that Rodriguez would be joining the broadcast team of Sunday Night Baseball. Rodriguez signed a ten-year, $252 million dollar deal with the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez was 1–2 with 2 walks and two runs scored in Game 6, as the Yankees went on to defeat the Phillies 7–3 for their 27th World Series Championship, the first of Rodriguez's career. Rodriguez permanently joined the major league roster in August and got his first taste of postseason play, albeit in just two at-bats. He finished second to Juan González in balloting for the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award. [236], Rodriguez became the new chairman of Presidente, a Dominican beer company owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev in January 2020. He also had 36 home runs with 123 RBIs. [13], After retiring as a player, Rodriguez became a media personality, serving as a broadcaster for Fox Sports 1,[14] a cast member of Shark Tank[15] and a member of the ABC News network. He won two MVP Awards in New York as well. If Alex Rodriguez wanted to win in pressure-filled situations, he now had the opportunity. [199] An official statement by Major League Baseball made shortly after Rodriguez's test results became public expressed "grave concern" without naming Rodriguez, noting that "because the survey testing that took place in 2003 was intended to be non-disciplinary and anonymous, we can not make any comment on the accuracy of this report as it pertains to the player named. He played at a high level in his three years with Texas, highlighted by his first AL MVP Award win in 2003, but the team failed to make the playoffs during his tenure. [citation needed], The 2007 season marked the last year of Rodriguez's 10-year, $252 million contract before he opted out and became a free agent again. The Yankees had stumbled to a 13–15 record in Rodriguez' absence, and his return fortified the lineup and provided much-needed protection for three-hole hitter Mark Teixeira, who was a notoriously slow starter. Rodriguez hit 26 home runs at Yankee Stadium in 2005, establishing the single-season club record for right-handed batters (previously held by DiMaggio in 1937 and Gary Sheffield in 2004). Nicknames: A-Rod. [28] He became one of only three players in Major League history to compile at least 35 home runs, 100 runs and 100 RBIs in seven consecutive seasons, joining Hall of Famers Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx. [168], In July 2020, it was announced that Rodriguez would be part of the judging panel for the Forbes' Next 1000 list, a franchise which focuses on entrepreneurs from marginalized communities. Rodriguez and A-Rod Corp donated $1 million to Boy & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade in 2010, building a state-of-the-art educational center for students. Three years into the deal, and it was clear to both Rodriguez and the Rangers that the move wasn’t quite working the way everyone had hoped. On August 14, Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game against the Kansas City Royals. After opting out of his contract following the 2007 season, Rodriguez signed a new 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees, extending his record for the sport's most lucrative contract. [37], In 1997, Rodriguez batted .300 with 23 home runs and 84 RBIs. Scandals involving performance-enhancing drugs mired his time in the Big Apple, however, culminating in a season-long suspension in 2014. [94] He was one of only four batters in the AL to have at least 18 home runs and 18 stolen bases in both 2007 and 2008, along with Torii Hunter, Ian Kinsler, and Grady Sizemore. He was also a 14-time All-Star, winning three American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards. [195] Although he "certainly felt more energy", Rodriguez said it would be "hard to say" whether it gave him a competitive edge. His nine home runs in April matched a team record that was shared (through 2008) with Iván Rodríguez (2000), Carl Everett (2003), and Ian Kinsler (2007). [1] He played seven seasons with Seattle Mariners, three seasons with the Texas Rangers, and 12 seasons with the New York Yankees. [79] On July 12, Rodriguez hit his 150th career home run in a Yankees uniform. "[130] At the end of the 2014 season, general manager Brian Cashman announced that Rodriguez would no longer serve as an everyday third baseman after the team's signing of Chase Headley, and would instead serve as a designated hitter. [195][203] He has since spoken at schools about the dangers of steroids. He was officially found to have violated the league's Performance Enhancing Drugs policy, specifically through the "use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including Testosterone and human Growth Hormone, over the course of multiple years" and "attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner's investigation. In Game 3, Rodriguez hit what appeared to be a double off a camera perched atop the outfield wall, but after protest by Yankee manager Joe Girardi, the play was reviewed and ruled a home run. [19] He was raised alongside his two half-siblings, Joe and Suzy, from his mother's first marriage.