Alex Rodriguez retiring Friday, signing with Yankees as adviser

Earlier this weekend, long time New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira announced he would be retiring at the end of the 2016 season. Now, the Yankees have to deal with another retirement much sooner than they hoped it would happen.

The team held a press conference Sunday morning and announced that Alex Rodriguez, who was originally going to retire at the end of the season, would play his final game with the team on Friday, Aug. 12. He is then planning on signing as an adviser with the team following his final game.

Rodriguez’s career has spent 22 years in the MLB and he has been with the Yankees for the last 12 seasons of his career. He has 1,579 hits, 351 home runs and 1,094 RBIs during his career with the Yankees.

This is certainly a big blow for Yankees fans everywhere, but they hope his lasting legacy will inspire future players to play like a leader for this team.

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