Alex Rodriguez and The New York Yankees have a love hate relationship and now his 22 year reign with the brand has come to an abrupt end after announcing his retirement.
The slugger will play his last game on Friday before assuming a special adviser and instructor role with the team.
“This is a tough day. I love this game and I love this team,” Rodriguez said, while choking up throughout his farewell address. “And today I’m saying goodbye.” Check out his heartfelt speech below:
Alex Rodriguez announces his retirement from baseball.https://t.co/TNBVlHfpaC
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 7, 2016
It’s not all sad for the Major League Baseball player, he is still set to get the remainder of his $275 million dollar contract with the brand and will be an adviser for the Yankees.