Alex Rodriguez to host upcoming reality show 'Back in the Game'
Aug 12, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) waves to the fans after playing his final game as a Yankee against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will make a triumphant return as reality show host for ‘Back in the Game.’

It seems that the world just can’t get enough of the former New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez.

The legendary ballplayer has agreed to host the television pilot for a new CNBC show titled Back in the Game, which would seek to assist former athletes who have found themselves in financial trouble. The news comes courtesy of television reporter Alex Weprin on Twitter.

With A-Rod serving as the host, former New York Giants legend Michael Strahan will be the Executive Producer. Both A-Rod and Strahan have stayed in good financial spots since their respective retirements while also nursing promising television careers.

With A-Rod’s recent appearances on LIVE with Kelly and his analyst role during the 2016 World Series on Fox Sports, he has demonstrated some impressive chops in regards to his on-air personality.


The reality show will be centered around helping ex-athletes learn more about being smarter when it comes to finances in the future. While Back in the Game is only a working title, this series itself has the potential to be a grand slam.

A pilot air date has not been set, per Weprin’s tweet.

A-Rod left the Bronx spotlight and went straight for the Hollywood spotlight. He’s already got the championship ring and the MVP award. Could he be gunning for the Emmy award next?


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