Once Alex Rodriguez is released by the New York Yankees on Friday, he could end up chasing the 700 home run mark in his hometown of Miami.
Soon-to-be-released Alex Rodriguez has reportedly been discussed within the Miami Marlins organization. The talks, although not serious, could end up bringing an upgrade on the bench as they proceed in their pennant chase.
Miami enters action on Thursday in a tie for the top National League Wild Card spot.
John Heyman, who reported this news, also mentioned how he is loved in the city after playing high school baseball in Florida and committing to play at Miami before being drafted by the Seattle Mariners.
Rodriguez, 41, trains at the Univeristy Of Miami in the offseason and his home in Coral Gables is approximately 20 minutes from Marlins Park.
The New York Yankees designated hitter is batting .203 with a .606 OPS, both career lows by a considerable margin. He is also owed $27-million by New York so the Marlins would be nabbing the slugger for relatively cheap.
Again, none of this is certain. A-Rod signing with Miami is a long shot in every degree of the term. What is for certain, though, is that his final game at Yankee Stadium will be played Friday and whatever happens next is a thorough mystery.