Why did Alex Rodriguez retire from baseball? Wiki: ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis

• Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, known as Alex Rodriguez, is a retired baseball shortstop and third baseman.
• He played for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, setting numerous records and winning a number of awards.
• After his career, he became a special advisor to the Yankees owner, Hal Steinbrenner, and can be seen on several sports shows.
• He was injured and suspended from the league multiple times, leading to his retirement in 2016.
• He is worth $300 million and is in a relationship with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.

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Spouse Cynthia Scurtis
Fact 1996 American League Batting Champ

Who is Alex Rodriguez?

Born Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez on the 27th July 1975, in Washington Heights, New York City USA, he is a now-retired baseball shortstop and third baseman, one of the most successful players to ever grace the baseball stadia across the US. During his 22 year-long career, Alex played for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, set numerous records, and won a number of prestigious awards, including 10 Silver Slugger Awards, and meantime becoming the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs. Since leaving the field, Alex has become a special advisor to the Yankees owner, Hal Steinbrenner, and can also be seen on several sports shows, such as “Sunday Night Baseball”.

Why Did Alex Rodriguez Retire from Baseball?

Starting in 2011, Alex became injury prone, having numerous problems with his hip and undergoing complex surgery several times which obviously resulting in a decline in his performance. During these years, Alex was also a part of the Biogenesis scandal in baseball, which saw him suspended from the league. In his last two professional years, his numbers were nowhere near his previous statistics, and so he decided to retire.

Alex Rodriguez Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education

Alex, of Dominican ancestry, is the son of Lourdes and Victor Rodriguez; he grew up with his two older half-siblings named Joe and Suzy, who are from his mother’s first marriage. During his early years, the Rodriguez family moved a lot, spending time in the Dominican Republic even, and then living in Miami, Florida. He went to Christopher Columbus High School, but eventually transferred to Westminster Christian School. During his high school years, Alex was a star of his baseball team, playing as a shortstop, while he was also a member of the football team, playing at quarterback. He won the national championship with his high school in his junior year, and in his senior year, Alex posted some big numbers, including hitting a .505 average, in addition to nine home runs, 36 runs batted in (RBIs), and 35 stolen bases in 35 attempts in just 33 games. Before he entered the MLB Draft, Alex signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Miami, but he decided to turn down the scholarship offer from the university, and instead signed with the Seattle Mariners, who drafted him in the first round of the 1993 amateur draft when he was still just 17.

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Career Beginnings

The Mariners signed Alex to a three -year deal worth $1.3 million, in addition to a $1 million signing bonus. He spent a season in the minor leagues, playing for the Appleton Foxes and Jacksonville Suns, before he was promoted to the major league. Alex played for the Mariners until 2000, building a name for himself in the sport and being considered one of the top prospects. He was the MLB batting champion for the 1996 season, but the team still struggled to achieve any major result. After the Mariners, Alex joined the Texas Rangers on a 10-year deal worth $252 million, which at the time was the most lucrative contract. He played for the Rangers until 2003, when he was traded to the New York Yankees, his time with the Rangers being quite beneficial for Alex, not just financially, but also career-wise, as he secured 10 All-Star appearances, and also won his first AL MVP Award, then his first and second Golden Glove Awards, and was the AL home run leader.

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New York Yankees

Alex played for the Yankees until the end of his career; he continued with great games, such that in 2007 he received a new, record contract, worth $275 million over ten years. He won the World Series with the Yankees in 2009, which was his first and only title, but then his performance started declining, and besides 2010 and 2011 All-Star appearances, Alex didn’t have much success from then on.

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Steroids Use and Suspension

Throughout his career, Alex faced numerous controversies, mostly for claims that he used unauthorized steroids for better performance, ie performance-enhancing drugs. At first, he denied those allegations, but in 2014 he was suspended for 211 games, due to his use of Human Growth Hormone and Testosterone.

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Retirement and Life Outside Baseball

Alex officially retired in 2016, and since then has been serving as a special advisor to Hal Steinbrenner, but has also become a television personality, in addition to which he has engaged in sports shows, and appeared in several reality TV shows, such as “Shark Tank” (2017-2018). He has been involved in charity work too, donating close to $4 million to the University of Miami for the renovation of their baseball stadium, which was then renamed to “Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field”. Although he didn’t attend the university, he became their honorary alumnus in 2004, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees.

Do You Know How Rich Alex Rodriguez Is?

During his career, Alex signed two of the most lucrative contracts in sports history, becoming the highest paid baseball player. In addition, his wealth benefited from several endorsement deals, such as with Pepsi Cola, and he can be seen in a commercial for Guitar Hero World Tour, next to Kobe Bryant, Tony Hawk, Michael Phelps. So, have you ever wondered how rich Alex Rodriguez is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Rodriguez’ net worth is as high as $300 million, pretty impressive don’t you think?

Do You Know About Alex’ Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Ex-Wife Cynthia Scurtis, Children, Divorce?

When it comes to Alex’ personal life, it is as controversial as his career; he was married to Cynthia Scurtis from 2002 to 2008, and the couple welcomed two children, Natasha Alexander, and Ella Alexander before Cynthia filed for divorce in July 2008, claiming that her husband had several extramarital affairs and had emotionally abandoned her and their children. During their marriage, Alex was linked to several women from show business, including Madonna but who denied all allegations of any romantic relationship. However, since 2017, Alex has been in a relationship with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.

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Internet Popularity

The A-Rod, the nickname that stuck with him throughout his career, has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. His official Instagram page has close to two million followers, with whom he has shared pictures of himself with his girlfriend and also with his children. On Twitter Alex has 1.2 million followers, with whom he has shared his interests and opinions, such as on the young Atlanta Braves team, among many other posts. You can find Alex on Facebook as well, on which he already has more than 1.5 million followers.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful if somewhat controversial sportsman, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one – just skip over to his official pages.

General Info

Full Name Alex Rodriguez
Salary 20 million USD
Height 1.9 m
Weight 104 kg
Profession Actor, Baseball player
Education Christopher Columbus High School, Westminster Christian School
Nationality American


Spouse Cynthia Scurtis
Children Ella Alexander, Natasha Alexander
Parents Lourdes Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez
Siblings Joseph Rodriguez, Suzy Rodriguez, Victor M. Rodriguez


Awards Hank Aaron Award, American League Most Valuable Player Award, Best Major League Baseball Player ESPY Award
Nominations Best Male Athlete ESPY Award, Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Athlete, Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Athlete, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete, Premio Juventud for Most Electrifying Athlete – Sports
TV Shows MLB Whiparound

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# Quote
1 «I have enough [wealth to last] forever. Not one day goes by when I don’t remind myself of how grateful I am for those who came before me over the last 25 years. When I see players like Mike Schmidt and Johnny Bench, I thank them. They did all the work to get the runner over to third, and all we need to do is hit a sacrifice fly. We don’t have to set a nice table. They did it. We just have to keep the table set» – On his record-breaking $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
2 After signing a 10-year, 256 million deal, «It’s not about the money. It never was. As a matter of fact, I could have asked for even more money if I wanted to. It’s about me being happy and playing in a great team atmosphere in Texas.»


# Fact
1 (February 16) Commissioner Bud Selig approves the deal to send Rodríguez to the New York Yankees for Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named. The Texas Rangers will pay $67 million of the $179 million left on his $252 million contract. The Yankees will pay $112 million plus $4 million after his contract expires in 2011. The $36 million in deferred salary owed by Texas will be converted to an assignment bonus, guaranteeing it against a strike or lockout. Rodríguez will play third base while Derek Jeter stays at shortstop. A December 2003 deal with the Boston Red Sox fell apart when the MLB Players Association blocked Boston’s attempt to restructure Rodríguez’s contract. In January, he was named captain of the Texas Rangers. [2004]
2 Became the new 3rd baseman for the New York Yankees Wearing the number 13 [February 2004]
3 Made season debut hours after Major League Baseball announced that it has suspended Rodríguez and 12 other players due to their roles in anti-aging clinic Biogenesis’s doping scandal. Rodríguez is appealing his suspension, a total of 211 games. If he loses his appeal, the earliest Rodríguez will be allowed to play in a major league game is April 6, 2015. [August 5, 2013].
4 Wrote two children’s books.
5 Spoke at schools about the dangers of steroids. He himself used steroids.
6 Is youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs on August 4, 2007 and youngest to hit 600 home runs on August 4, 2010.
7 World Series champion with NY Yankees 2009.
8 Close friend with Derek Jeter.
9 Was in a relationship with Cameron Diaz (March 2010-2011).
10 On Monday, April 21st, 2008, in Miami, Florida, Ella Alexander Rodriguez was born. Baby Ella weighed 7 lbs, 2 oz.
11 In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $29 million.
12 Agreed to a 10 year $275 million contract with the New York Yankees. (November 2007). Became highest paid player in baseball history.
13 Opted out of his final three year contract with the New York Yankees to become a free agent (October 2007).
14 Attended Westminster Christian School, a prestigious private school known for their athletics and fine arts programs, for high school.
15 In 1999, he was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
16 In 2005, became the youngest player in Major League History to reach 400 career home runs, at the age of 29, and the only player ever to reach the milestone before turning 30. Many believe he is on-pace to surpass Hank Aaron on the all-time home run list.
17 Welcomed first child, baby girl Natasha Alexander, in Miami. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and 19 inches long, she was born a week before her due date (18 November 2004)
18 Went 0-for-4 in Game Seven of the 2004 ALCS, in which the Boston Red Sox became the first time ever to win a pennant after being down 3 games-to-none. Given his enormous salary and perks, and the highly publicized trade that brought him to the New York Yankees (with a $184 million players payroll in 2004, the highest in all of sports) in the offseason, he has been roundly criticized in the Big Apple for his poor performance.
19 Made major league debut on 8 July 1994.
20 Announced he and his wife, Cynthia Rodriguez, are expecting their first child. The couple – who dated on and off for 6 years before they got married – is featured in the May 2004 Vogue and in Sports Illustrated’s 2004 swimsuit issue (1 June 2004).
21 Traded by the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees for Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later. Prior to the trade, he agreed to switch positions from shortstop to third base. [February 2004]
22 Texas Rangers All-Time Slugging Percentage Leader (.615).
23 Became the youngest (27 years, 249 days) player to hit 300 home runs, breaking the record set by Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx (27 years, 328 days) [2 April 2003]
24 Was a high school baseball teammate of Doug Mientkiewicz.
25 Married longtime girlfriend Cynthia Scurtis in a small ceremony in Dallas, followed by a reception at his 7,500-square-foot mansion. Among the guests were Cal Ripken, Rodríguez’s boyhood idol. (2 November 2002)
26 Moved back with his parents to their native Dominican Republic when Rodríguez was 4, then moved to Miami, Florida 4 years later. There, Alex’s father announced he had to go to New York for a short time; he never returned. Rodríguez has said in interviews he can forgive him for abandoning the family, but that he will never forget.
27 Has three half-siblings, Victor, Joe and Suzy. Alex is youngest of them.
28 Drafted first overall by the Seattle Mariners in 1993
29 Played for the Seattle Mariners from 1994-2000, helping the Mariners to 3 Playoff appearances
30 14-time All Star.
31 1996 American League Batting Champ
32 in 1998, became the 3rd member of Baseballs 40-40 club (40 home runs and steals in the same season
33 Led the American League in Home Runs in 2001 with 53, his first season with Texas, and the most in a season by a shortstop
34 Signed a 250 million dollar contract to play shortstop for the Texas Rangers in 2000.




Title Year Status Character
Entourage 2011 TV Series Alex Rodríguez


Title Year Status Character
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest Co-Host / Himself
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself – FOX Baseball Analyst / Himself – FOX Sports Baseball Analyst / Himself – New York Yankees
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
2015 World Series 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself – Game Site Analyst
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Sunday Night Baseball 1995-2013 TV Series Himself – New York Yankees Third Baseman / Himself – Seattle Mariners Shortstop / Himself – Texas Rangers Shortstop / …
WrestleMania XXVIII 2012 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-2011 TV Series Himself – At Yankees Spring Training / Himself / Himself – Attending New York Yankee’s spring traning in Tampa
Super Bowl XLV 2011 TV Special Himself – Audience Member (uncredited)
Prime 9 2010 TV Series Himself
2009 American Music Awards 2009 TV Special Himself – Presenter
New York Yankees Victory Parade 2009 TV Movie Himself
Yankeeography 2009 TV Series Himself
The NBA on TNT 2009 TV Series Himself
Historia del Béisbol Dominicano 2009 Documentary Himself
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2008 TV Special Himself
2008 MLB All-Star Game 2008 TV Special Himself – AL Starting Third Baseman, New York Yankees
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
YESterdays 2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Playball 2008 Himself
NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly 2007 TV Movie Himself
60 Minutes 2001-2007 TV Series documentary Himself (segment «A-Rod») / Himself – Infielder, Texas Rangers (segment «252»)
2007 MLB All-Star Game 2007 TV Special Himself – AL Starting Third Baseman, New York Yankees
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Himself – Interviewee (taped)
The Turn On 2006 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself
2006 MLB All-Star Game 2006 TV Special Himself
2005 MLB All-Star Game 2005 TV Special Himself – AL Starting Third Baseman: New York Yankees
Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox 2004 Video documentary Himself – Yankees Third Baseman
2004 American League Championship Series 2004 TV Series Himself – New York Yankees Third Baseman
Premios juventud 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
2004 MLB All-Star Game 2004 TV Special Himself – AL Starting Third Baseman: New York Yankees
ESPN SportsCentury 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
2003 MLB All-Star Game 2003 TV Special Himself – AL Starting Shortstop: Texas Rangers
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003 TV Series Himself
2002 MLB All-Star Game 2002 TV Special Himself – AL Starting Shortstop: Texas Rangers
2001 MLB All-Star Game 2001 TV Special Himself
People’s 50 Most Beautiful People 2001 TV Movie Himself
2000 American League Championship Series 2000 TV Mini-Series Himself – Seattle Mariners Shortstop
2000 MLB All-Star Game 2000 TV Special Himself – AL Shortstop: Seattle Mariners
This Week in Baseball 2000 TV Series Himself
1998 MLB All-Star Game 1998 TV Special Himself
1997 MLB All-Star Game 1997 TV Special Himself – AL Starting Shortstop: Seattle Mariners
My Oh My! 1996 Documentary Himself
1996 MLB All-Star Game 1996 TV Special Himself
1995 American League Championship Series 1995 TV Series Himself – Seattle Mariners Pinch Hitter

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


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