April 18, 2012
"Pudge" Set to Call it Quits
According to sources, the plan to retire was conceived after no decent playing opportunities presented themselves this past off-season. "Pudge" had hoped to get a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers, but, well...we all know how that panned out.
The 40-year-old Rodriguez began his career 21 years ago with the Rangers. Along the way, he made 14 All-Star appearances and brought home 13 Gold Glove Awards. In 1999, he was named the American League MVP.
Rodriguez ends his career with a .296 batting average, 311 homeruns and 156 hits shy of 3000.