Alex Rodriguez Through the Years on and off the Field
There is no question that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is one of the most controversial figures in the history of baseball. For every triumph that A-Rod has accomplished over the course of his career, there have been just as many failures.
Rodriguez is currently embroiled in controversy that involves the Miami Biogenesis clinic. According to Bill Madden, Nathaniel Vinton, Michael O'Keeffe and Roger Rubin via the New York Daily News, A-Rod will reportedly be suspended this week, and his punishment is expected to be much more severe than a 50-game ban.
In addition to that, Rodriguez is trying to work his way back into action as he has missed the entire MLB season with hip and quad injuries. He is set to start a second round of rehab and could be ready to return to the Yankee lineup a week later, according to Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com, but it remains to be seen if he'll make it that far.
With A-Rod's future as a Yankee and a Major League Baseball player very much in question, now is as good a time as any to reflect on the 38-year-old's MLB career.
Rodriguez is a 14-time All-Star, three-time MVP Award winner and a World Series champion, but his 19-year career has been tainted due to his involvement with performance-enhancing drugs.
In addition, he's had a fair share of embarrassing moments on and off the field from questionable plays to questionable decisions in his personal life.
Few players in recent memory have been photographed more than A-Rod, so here is a pictorial look at his transformation as a player and a person over the past two decades.
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Drafted by Seattle Mariners (1993)