Alex Rodriguez

Professional Baseball Player
Born Jul 27, 1975

Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez is an American baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Known popularly by his nickname A-Rod, he previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez is considered one of the best all-around baseball players of all time.… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on July 27, 1975.


The Mariners selected Rodriguez first overall in the 1993 MLB draft, and he debuted in the major leagues the following year at the age of 18. … Read More
1994 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Rodriguez made his professional debut in 1994 in Minor League Baseball with the Appleton Foxes of the Class A Midwest League. … Read More
1995 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Rodriguez split most of 1995 between the Mariners and the Tacoma Rainiers of the PCL. … Read More


1997 - 1999 3 More Events
Rodriguez entered 2000 as the cornerstone player of the Mariners franchise, which had recently traded superstars Randy Johnson and Ken Griffey Jr. … Read More
2001 - 2003 8 More Events
On February 15, 2004, the Rangers traded Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for second baseman Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later (Joaquín Árias was sent to the Rangers on March 24). … Read More
In 2005, Rodriguez hit .321, leading the American League with 124 runs and 48 HR while driving in 130 runs. … Read More


Rodriguez was again an All-Star in 2006.
In 2007, Rodriguez reported to camp having reduced his body fat from 16% the year before to 9%. … Read More
Rodriguez hit a home run every 14.6 at-bats in 2008, the second best ratio on the team behind Jason Giambi.
He won his first championship in 2009, and the following year, he became the career leader in home runs by a player of Hispanic descent. … Read More
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters on June 12, 2012, tying Lou Gehrig for the most in MLB history.
On January 16, 2013, Rodriguez underwent arthroscopic surgery in his hip to repair a torn labrum. … Read More
Rodriguez's suspension that was announced the previous season but delayed pending an appeal, was upheld for the entirety of the 2014 regular season and postseason. … Read More


On April 17, 2016, Rodriguez became the 19th player to make 12,000 career plate appearances. … Read More
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