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He signed two of the most lucrative sports contracts in baseball.In addition to his accomplishments, he also led a controversial career due to some of his behaviors, including the use of performance-enhancing drugs.Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the New York Yankees.He also played for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.Rodriguez began his professional career as one of the sport's most highly touted prospects, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Rodriguez turned down Miami's baseball scholarship offer 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 seventeen.
Toward the end of his career, Rodriguez was hampered by hip and knee injuries, which caused him to become exclusively a designated hitter.
He played his final game in professional baseball on August 12, 2016.
His combination of power, speed, and defense made him a cornerstone of the franchise, but he left the team via free agency after the 2000 season to join the Rangers.
The 10-year, 2 million contract he signed was the richest in baseball history at the time.