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Get To Know Alex Rodríguez: Biography, Career, Family, Awards, and Net Worth

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Alex (A-Rod) Rodrguez, a major league baseball player, was born on July 27, 1975, in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York, to Victor Rodrguez, a former pro catcher in the Dominican Republic, and Lourdes Rodrguez. The Rodriguez family moved to the Dominican Republic when they were four years old. They did, however, return to the United States and raised their children in Miami, Florida. Rodrguez has three brothers and sisters from his mother’s first marriage. Victor M. Rodriguez, Joe Dunand Sr., and Suzy Dunand are their names.

Rodrguez was the first high school player to try out for the United States national baseball team in 1993. He finished high school at Westminster Christian School in New York City, where he was a star shortstop on the baseball team. Rodrguez hit.477 and stole 42 bases in 35 games as a junior while also playing quarterback for the school’s football team.

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Rodrguez was recruited to play baseball and football at the University of Miami in Florida. He turned down the baseball scholarship and, at the age of 18, signed with the Seattle Mariners as a shortstop in 1993. Rodrguez made his professional debut the following year, in 1994, with the Appleton Foxes of the Class A Midwest League. He was selected first overall in the Major League Baseball draft and signed a three-year contract with a $1 million signing bonus. However, it was in 1996 that Rodriguez achieved his greatest success, posting a.358 batting average with 36 home runs and 123 runs batted in.

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After Jose Canseco (1988, Oakland Athletics) and Barry Bonds (1996, San Francisco Giants), he became only the third player in league history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season two years later, in 1998.

Rodrguez married Cynthia Scurtis of Coconut Grove, Miami, on November 2, 2002, and they have two daughters, Natasha lexander Rodrguez and Ella lexander Rodrguez. That year, the Texas Rangers signed Rodrguez to a 10-year contract worth $252 million, making him the highest-paid athlete in the country and prompting him to leave the Seattle Mariners. Rodrguez joined the New York Yankees two years later, in 2004.

Rodrguez became a business owner in 2005 when he opened the Lex Rodrguez Mercedes-Benz dealership in League City, Texas, which is part of the Greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area. He had a.314 batting average, 54 home runs, and 156 runs batted in for the Yankees in 2007.

Rodrguez was suspended from the Yankees for 211 games without pay in 2013 after it was discovered that he had used performance-enhancing drugs. The suspension lasted through the 2014 season. He filed an appeal and was allowed to play during the arbitration hearing. After rejoining the Yankees in 2015, he hit his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays for the fourth-highest total in MLB history.

That same year, Rodriguez recorded his 3,000th career hit.

Alexander Emmanuel Rodrguez received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to baseball, including three MVP awards (Most Valuable Player Award) from the National Basketball Association and two Gold Gloves for his athletic performance. He was also chosen for 14 All-Star Games by both the National League and the American League. Rodrguez announced his retirement from professional baseball in 2016.

As of November 2022, Alex Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $350 Million.

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