|(Dec. 3, 2016 – Source: Kimberly White/Getty Images North America)|
And it won’t be playing major league baseball like everyone had speculated. Advising? Yes indeed. Bring it bitches…
According to the New York Daily News:
“Rodriguez, who was unconditionally released by the Bombers last August, is not going to try to play for another club this year, and will instead fulfill his commitment as a “special advisor” to Yankee owner Hal Steinbrenner, according to Rodriguez’s spokesman.
‘Alex is enjoying his time off and looking forward to heading to spring training to work with the young guys as he has said all along,’ Ron Berkowitz, A-Rod’s spokesman, told the Daily News Wednesday…
‘He’s certainly invited to participate in spring training,’ said Cashman. ‘But Alex is also free to do as he pleases, if he wants to try and keep playing. We welcome the opportunity for him to impact our young players at spring training. Alex would work directly for Hal (Steinbrenner). All the parameters have been vocalized and they remain the same from last year. ‘”
The reality is for any up and coming prospect and young player, having a guy like ARod there is incredible because despite the PEDs crap, he was for a long, long time a very great ballplayer for a lot of years. Young players love learning from guys like ARod.
Whatever the case, at least we know now. So, when’s Spring Training?
I can’t wait.