The New York Yankees called a press conference this morning to announce that Alex Rodriguez’s career as a Yankee will end next week. His final game will be on Friday against the Rays, after which the Yankees will release him, and he will retire and become a “special advisor and instructor” to the club.
Rodriguez, who fought with the Yankees last season over honoring his home run milestones and paying his bonuses, has only started 55 games this season, all of them at DH. He is hitting a miserly .204, and slugging just .356. But with the Yankees playing .500 ball, why not let him hit and try for 700 homers?