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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.


Rodriguez was drafted by the Mariners out of high school as the first overall selection in the 1993 MLB Draft, and he debuted in the major leagues the following year at the age of 18. … Read More
In 1994, Rodriguez began the season playing for Seattle's AAA affiliate, the Calgary Cannons. … Read More
1995 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Rodriguez then split most of 1995 between the Mariners and their AAA club, the Tacoma Rainiers. … Read More


1997 - 1999 3 More Events
Rodriguez entered 2000 as the cornerstone player of the Mariners franchise, which had recently dealt 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, and was 4th in the league in RBIs (121), 5th in runs (113), 8th in home runs (35) and walks (90), and 9th in OBP (.392). … Read More
In 2007, Rodriguez became the first player in major league history to have at least 35 home runs, 100 runs, and 100 RBIs in 10 consecutive seasons, surpassing Jimmie Foxx (9 consecutive seasons). … 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 - 2012 7 More Events
On January 16, 2013, Rodriguez underwent arthroscopic surgery in his hip to repair a torn labrum. … Read More
2014 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Rodriguez was suspended by MLB for the entirety of the 2014 regular season and postseason for violating the league's Performance Enhancing Drugs policy. … Read More
In the off-season, during the week of January 19, 2015, it was reported that Rodriguez met with new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. … Read More
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