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Alex Rodriguez Says It's Celebrities' 'Debt' to Give Back Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 24, 2020

FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game in Miami. Rodriguez said he is happy with the improvements he has made in his second year in the booth for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball”, but he is looking to get better during the second half of the season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
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Former Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman Alex Rodriguez thinks high-profile celebrities are in a position to help out those who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Rodriguez explained why stars have a "debt to be able to give back" to people in need.

Per John Santucci of ABC News, President Donald Trump contacted Rodriguez to discuss the pandemic and the response to it, but there was "no discussion" about the former New York Yankees star being involved in an official capacity.

The three-time American League MVP, along with fiancee Jennifer Lopez, donated 20,000 meals to hotel workers in the Miami area who are out of work.

Rodriguez is also auctioning off the chance to have a one-hour batting lesson, lunch and a World Series trophy as part of the All In Challenge to raise money for non-profit organizations fighting food shortages.

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