Is Alex Rodriguez finished as a New York Yankee? It’s highly unlikely he’ll return in pin stripes, or with any other team for that matter. With an injured hip, he’s got a grueling path of rehab ahead of him if he wants to return to form. At best, A-Rod would return in a severely diminished role…and for what? To return to a game where he’s the most hated man in baseball? He’s been thrown all kinds of performance-enhancing drug allegations, and even if he were to return, he would probably serve a lengthy suspension for his use of steroids.
In 2007, A-Rod signed a contract with the Yankees for $275 million over 10 years. If he does retire, the Yankees will be able to recover a part of that money through an insurance policy. There’s no way New York wants Rodriguez to stick around. They want him to collect the money he’s owed and retire…which is exactly what he should do.
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