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During Rodriguez's career with the Yankees, he was named AL MVP in 20.
After opting out of his contract following the 2007 season, Rodriguez signed a new 10-year, 5 million deal with the Yankees, extending his record for the sport's most lucrative contract.
Toward the end of his career, Rodriguez was hampered by hip and knee injuries, which caused him to exclusively become a designated hitter.
He played his final game in professional baseball on August 12, 2016.
He connected for his first Major League home run off Kansas City's Tom Gordon on June 12.
Rodriguez permanently joined the Major League roster in August and got his first taste of postseason play, albeit in just two at-bats.
While recovering from a hip injury in 2013, Rodriguez made headlines by feuding with team management over his rehabilitation and for having allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs as part of the Biogenesis baseball scandal.
In August 2013, MLB suspended him 211 games for his involvement in the scandal, but he was allowed to play while appealing the punishment.
Rodriguez turned down Miami's baseball scholarship and never played college baseball, opting instead to sign with the Seattle Mariners after being selected in the first round of the 1993 amateur draft at the age of 17.
Rodriguez played in 17 games for the Mariners, compiling a .204 batting average, two RBIs, and three stolen bases.
The Mariners optioned Rodriguez to the Calgary Cannons of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) in August.
He became the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, reaching the milestone in 2007.
He played on his only World Series championship team in 2009, which was the first year of the new Yankee Stadium.
In 1993, Rodriguez became the first high school player to ever try out for the United States national baseball team.