The blue check mark on his profile verifies that it's him, so now we can expect to see great tweets from the third baseman.
So what can we expect from the injured New York Yankees third baseman?
First time facing live pitching today in over 8 months. Felt good to put on my helmet and metal cleats.— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 18, 2013
Simulated game yesterday - nice to see real game pitching action!— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 22, 2013
I know, real exciting stuff.
My guess is there will be no posts as it relates to the Biogenesis scandal, his contract or his standing with the organization.
As of this article's posting, Rodriguez had over 13,000 followers. And that number continues to climb.
Will A-Rod bring anything of value to Twitter?
Ironically, Rodriguez isn't following anyone.
Maybe he's too wrapped up in himself or doesn't plan to use Twitter that often, but it is surprising to see him not following anyone.
The least he could do is follow a teammate or an athlete from another sport.
Even LeBron James, arguably the biggest athlete in the U.S., is following 301 people.
Since he's only been tweeting since May 31, and with a grand total of eight tweets, A-Rod can get the benefit of the doubt...for now.
In truth, there shouldn't be much to be expected from Rodriguez as far as Twitter.
He's one of the most criticized athletes in baseball and is seen as one of the most overpaid athletes in all of sports, according to Athlon Sports.
Rodriguez will be followed by many fans of the Yankees. But when it comes to those outside of New York, his followers will be few and far between.
The fact of the matter is, Rodriguez has done a lot of damage to his reputation among baseball fans.
He'll get hammered on Twitter by people wanting answers, but most know he won't answer. Because of those questions, his posts will be a few a week (at most), and he'll continue to distance himself from the baseball public.