Álex Rodríguez

Álex Rodríguez

Alex Rodriguez is a MLB player currently with the New York Yankees.

He is a 14-time All-Star, has won the American League Most Valuable Player award three times and is baseball’s active leader in home runs and RBI.

Rodriguez was selected with the first pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 1993 MLB draft.

He finished second in the AL MVP race in 1996 after hitting 36 home runs and driving in 123 runs. After six-plus seasons with Seattle, Rodriguez signed the largest contract in sports history, a 10-year deal worth $252 million with the Texas Rangers.

The Rangers finished in last place each of Rodriguez’s three seasons in Texas. But during the 2003 season, Rodriguez won the AL MVP, only the second player from a last-place team to win the award.

He was traded to the New York Yankees in 2004. In his second season in pinstripes, he won another MVP award after hitting 48 home runs and driving in 130 runs. His best season was 2007 when he won his third MVP. He hit 54 home runs and drove in a career-high 156 runs.

At the end of the 2007 season, he opted out of his contract and then signed another record-breaking deal, this one for $275 million over 10 years.

In 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that Rodriguez tested positive for performance enhancing drugs as a result of a 2003 drug test. Rodriguez then admitted to taking PEDs, claiming he only took them during the time he was a member of the Rangers.

Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to his involvement with Biogenesis, the now-closed South Florida clinic accused of giving performance enhancing drugs to dozens of major league baseball players.

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