Alex Rodriguez: No MLB Comeback for Me

Former pro-baseball star Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday officially dismissed any suggestions that he might mount a comeback. Appearing in Tampa as a newly minted special adviser to the New York Yankees, the 41-year-old slugger declared that he is officially retired and that there is “zero” chance he will attempt to return to playing. The Yankees cut the third-baseman late into the 2016 season, and following his departure, he allegedly received calls from multiple teams inquiring about his availability. I“ thought about it for a minute,” he recalled. “I flew the whole family home after that Friday night. I thought about it a little bit that weekend. I was fortunate to have a few offers. I called them back and said, ‘No thank you.’” Although he is not playing on the field, Rodriguez will make $21 million this season in money owed to him by the Yankees under his 10-year contract.