Alex Rodriguez’s baseball-playing career might not be over yet.
The New York Yankees slugger supposedly is stepping away from playing after Friday night’s game. However, in the press conference to announce he was transitioning to an off-field role, he never actually said he was retiring.
That might be because he’s still open to playing. And if he is, don’t be surprised if he ultimately lands with the Miami Marlins.
Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball.com reported Thursday that the Marlins have had “internal talks” about A-Rod, but Heyman also pointed out there “isn’t any evidence they will try to sign him.”
The Yankees technically will release Rodriguez, effectively making him a free agent. Theoretically, Rodriguez then is free to sign elsewhere, and it wouldn’t be completely shocking to see him join the Fish.
Rodriguez was born in New York, but the 41-year-old grew up in Florida, where he attended Westminster Christian School, just south of downtown Miami. He also lives in Miami during the offseason.
Heyman also pointed out that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria likes Rodriguez, who is just four home runs away from 700 in his career.
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