Articles matching tag: YANKEES
- Column: Yankees Release A-RodAugust 25, 2016
Based on statistics, Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest and most prolific players in MLB history. He is also one of the most polarizing and disliked players of his generation. A-Rod’s playing career seemingly came to an end after he was unceremoniously released from his contract with the Yankees on August 12. Because the 41-year old had another year remaining on the 10-year, $275 million contract he signed in 2007, the parties agreed to a new deal for the $6 million remaining this year and the $21 million owed for 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, A-Rod will be a special instructor and advisor for the team and report directly to Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner.