Alex Rodriguez

Published : Mar 20 2017 | Modified : Mar 20 2017

Alex Rodriguez was born on July 27, 1975 in New York City. He is of Dominican descent. He has half-brother Joe and half-sister Suzy. He studied at the Christopher Columbus High School. Later he moved to Westminster Christian School. There he started playing baseball as shortstop. In the 1993 Alex even became the first high school player, who tried to join the United States national baseball team.

The next year he finally started his professional career and entered to the Minor-League Baseball with Appleton Foxes of Class A Midwest League. He was promoted to the Jacksonville Suns team, where he played 17 matches. From 1994 he played for the Seattle Mariners team and made his first appearance on July 8. In the 1996 he becomes team regular shortstop. During his time for Mariners he was honored with the Silver Slugger Award twice.

In the 2000 he becomes a free agent and later signed a contract with the Texas Rangers team. It was the most lucrative deal for ten years and 252 million dollars. In the 2002 he won his old love award. He played for Rangers just two years and in the 2003 he was traded to the New York Yankees. Here, with his brilliant stats result he reached his breakthrough time and played for almost 12 years in a row.

During the American League Division Series in 2004 he recommended himself as a dominant hitter during the match against the Minnesota Twins team. He became a part of some controversy in the 2009 because of his positive test for testosterone. The next year he has made his 600 career home run.

In the 2013 he left baseball for a while because of his hip injury and soon returned in August by hitting his first home run during the match against the Detroit Tigers. On August of 2016 he announced during the press conference that the following game will be the last for the Yankees team. Recently he signed a deal with the Yankees as a special instructor and advisor for the new season.

His career success is available on Fangraphs resource. In addition to his sport career, he also was involved in several commercial like Pepsi Cola and Guitar Hero World Tour. He donated almost 4 million dollars to to the Miami University to renovate the baseball stadium.

He was married to Cynthia Scurtis. The couple tied their married knot in the 2002. They met each other in Miami, Florida in a gym. Alex and his wife have two children named Natasha and Ella Alexander. The couple got to divorce in the 2008, the main reason was extramarital affairs by Alex.

Afterwards, he had a girlfriend - famous actress Kate Hudson. He also dated with Cameron Deaz and Jennifer Lopez. There are many pictures of him available through some of the popular web sites including some social sites such as Instagram, Twitter and other. He has an annual salary of 33 million dollars and net worth of 300 million.

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