New York Yankees: Alex Rodriguez To Be Released Friday, Signed As Special Advisor
Adam Hunger-USATI

Alex Rodriguez announced that his final game with the New York Yankees will be Friday and then will become a special advisor for the team.

A very heartfelt Alex Rodriguez stood in front of the media and New York Yankees teammates and said that he’ll be saying goodbye to the game he has been in for 22-years.

The 14-time All-Star will play his final game on Friday, August 12 against the Tampa Bay Rays and be unconditionally released by the club as a player and sign a contract as a special advisor.

According to FOX Sports, New York agreed to play him at designated hitter on Friday and then collect his guaranteed $20 along with his salary for next season. His contract in his new position will expire on December 31, 2017.

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Steroids, or not, we are saying goodbye to one of the most talented baseball players to every play the game. A-Rod is one of three players to reach 600 home runs, 300 stolen bases, 2,000 runs scored, and 10-silver slugger awards.

He ranks sixth on the Yankees’ All-Time home runs list with 351 long balls in his 12-years in the Bronx along with career totals of 3,114 hits, 696 homers, 2,084 RBIs, 2,021 runs, and 329 stolen bases.

Here are some highlights from his press conference that took place at 11 AM at Yankee Stadium:

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