Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez is a former professional baseball shortstop and 3rd baseman who is more popular as “A-Rod”. As of now, Alex Rodriguez is also a broadcaster, businessman, and philanthropist who is the chairman and CEO of A-Rod Corp and also the chairman of Presidente beer. Alex is more popular as the boyfriend of Jennifer Lopez.

Early Life

Alex’s real name is Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez. The baseball player was born on 27th July 1975, in Washington Heights, New York, United States. Alex Rodriguez is an American citizen and is of Dominican and American ethnicity. As of now, his age must be forty-five years old and his sun sign is Leo. Also, Alex follows Christianity. The name of his parents is father, Victor Rodriguez, and his mother, Lourdes Rodriguez.

Similarly, the former baseball player has 3 half-siblings and are Joseph, Victor M., and Suzy Rodriguez. His family was the owner of a shoe store and live behind the store. When Alex was just four years old, they went to Miami and started staying there. Rodgriguez loved playing baseball since a very young age and even more after his dad left them. For education, Alex went to Christopher Columbus High School which is in Miami. After that, Alex went to Westminster Christian School and graduated from there.

Alex was selected as the USA Baseball Junior Player of the Year and also as Gatorade’s national baseball student-athlete of the year at that time. At the time of his schooling, he was a star shortstop on the baseball team and also used to play as a quarterback. For his further studies, Alex went to the University of Miami and was playing for his college team. When Alex was seventeen years old, he refused the baseball scholarship which he got from the University of Miami and went on to make a deal with the ‘Seattle Mariners’.

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Caption: Alex Rodriguez when he was young (Source: Britannica)

Career and Professional Life

When Alex was seventeen years old, he refused the baseball scholarship which he got from the University of Miami and went on to make a deal with the ‘Seattle Mariners’ in the year 1994. There he was playing as a shortstop in opposition to the ‘Red Sox’ at Fenway. In the next year, Alex hit his 1st home run in opposition to ‘Kansas City’ at Kingdome. Then, Alex was allocated to Seattle’s ‘Triple-A’ club and was the beginning shortstop in 1995. Alex was chosen as ‘Players Choice AL Player of the Year’ in 1998 and became the winner of his 2nd ‘Silver Slugger Award’. In 2001, he made a deal with ‘Texas Rangers’. Alex then became the youngest player to hit three-hundred home runs in 2003 and was the winner of the Babe Ruth Home Run Award.

In 2004, Alex was transferred to the ‘New York Yankees’ and swapped to 3rd base. Rodriguez was the 1st ‘Yankee’ player to become the winner of the American League home run title in 2005 after Reggie Jackson was in 1980. Similarly, Alex was the 5th player to become the winner of an ‘MVP’ award. In 2006, he was an ‘All-Star’ and was 4th in the league in RBIs, and then 8th in home runs. Alex was the 1st and the only player in ‘MLB’ history to ever get five hundred home runs after playing for 3 different teams. He was also the winner of the ‘Players Choice Award’ for ‘Outstanding AL Player’. Then, Alex was a free agent and made a decision to leave the ‘Yankees’.

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Alex then made a deal of ten years worth $275 million with the ‘Yankees’. In 2011, he went through arthroscopic surgery on his knee to restore a torn meniscus and was present on the list of disabled. The player even was facing allegations of being present in the underground poker games where cocaine was also used. In 2012, Alex then suffered an injury at a game against ‘Seattle’ which again got him on the list of disabled.  After that, Alex went through hip surgery in 2013. There was also another suspicion of him being involved in the ‘Biogenesis baseball scandal’. In 2013, he was present for the ‘Yankees’ in August and ‘MLB’ declared that Alex would be prohibited from the remainder of the 2013 season and the whole 2014 season.

On 17th February 2015, he gave a hand-written letter of apology to everyone including his fans. After the suspension, his first game was on the first day with the ‘Blue Jays’ at ‘Yankee Stadium’. On 27th May 2015, he made an ‘AL’ record for the most career RBI, striking Lou Gehrig. Then, he turned to be the ninth player to make 12 thousand career plate presences on 17th April 2016. And on 12th August 2016, his last game was for the ‘Yankees’ in opposition with the ‘Rays’. In the end, Alex reported that he will not be playing anymore for the team and would just be a ‘special advisor’ for the ‘Yankees’ owner, Hal Steinbrenner.

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Caption: Alex Rodriguez broadcasting the game (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

The former baseball player has an excellent net worth of $350 million. He has been earning all those net worth from his career as a baseball player, businessman, CEO, and chairman of AROD Corp. Moreover, Alex gave $3.9 million as a donation to the University of Miami in the year 2003 in order to renew their baseball stadium. When Alex was just seventeen years old, he made a deal of 3 years with the “Seattle Mariners”. It was worth $1.3 million and $1 million as the bonus for signing.

Relationship Status

Alex Rodriguez was first the husband of Cynthia Scurtis and their wedding was in the year 2002. They got to meet each other Together the couple has two kids and are Natasha who was born in 2004, and Elle who was born in 2008. In the year 2007, the couple’s relationship was getting some troubles after Alex’s rumors about having some affairs were airing. However, after some life of separation, they again got back together. However, the couple divorced in the year 2008.

Moreover, Cynthia accused him of having an affair with the pop queen Madonna. Alex even called her as his soul mate in an interview. Alex Rodriguez also was in a romantic relationship with other several celebrities such as Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz. Once, Alex was also dating Bethenny Frankel who is a TV personality, entrepreneur, and author. Then, Alex started dating Jennifer Lopez in early 2017 and they declared about their engagement in March 2019 on the morning show “The View”.

On Alex’s forty-fourth birthday, Jennifer stopped her performance in her Miami’s concert to wish her fiancé onstage. It was when Jennifer was on her tour of “It’s My Party: The Live Celebration” on 27th July 2019. Jennifer even got a birthday cake decorated with her beau’s number thirteen Yankee jersey and team logo. However, they canceled their engagement in the year 2021.

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Caption: Alex Rodriguez with Jennifer Lopez (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurement and Social media

Talking about the former baseball player’s physical appearance, Alex has a good height of 6 feet 2 inches or else 190 cm or 1.9 m. Alex also has a suitable bodyweight of around 104 kg or 229 lbs. The size of Alex’s biceps is 16 inches and his body measurements are 44-34-38 inches. Similarly, Alex Rodriguez wears a shoe size of 11 (UK). Alex has a fair complexion with a pair of hazel eyes and dark brown hair. Being a former baseball player, Alex obviously has a fit and healthy body with a muscular body type.

Coming to the social media part, Alex was obviously active on there. Alex has an Instagram account with 4 million followers and a Twitter account with 1.2 million followers. Similarly, the former baseball player has a Facebook page with 1.8 million followers. Alex’s social media accounts are full of his own images, his career, and him with Jennifer Lopez. The former player is not afraid of showing his relationship to the world and is doing well which can be clear from his social media posts.