He ultimately signed a 10-year contract for 275 million US dollars with the Yankees.
From 2008 to 2009, Rodriguez hit two home runs in the 6th inning that drove in seven runs, setting an American League record for most RBIs and gave him his 12th consecutive season of reaching 30 home runs and 100 RBIs.
He tested positive for performance-enhancing steroids. He was traded to the New York Yankees in 2004 and switched to third base.He had hit .286 with 36 home runs, 106 runs batted in, 112 runs scored and 28 stolen bases in the first season.He made it to the cover of Sports Illustrated, a headline saying “Short Story: Jeter and Rodriguez head up the finest group of short sports since WWII”.From 1998 to 2000, he was selected as Players Choice AL Player of the Year.Also, he made his 2013 debut with the Yankees in August and on the same day MLB announced he would be banned from the remainder of 2013 season and the entire 2014 season for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.
Rodriguez is a 12-time AL All-Star winner and 10-time AL Silver Slugger Award winner.He had twice been Seattle Mariners Player of the Year and also a 3-time Babe Ruth Home Run Award winner.He has been named Seattle Mariners Minor League Player of the Year, Midwest League All-Star, The Sporting News Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year, Pepsi Clutch Performer of the Year and This Year in Baseball Awards: Player of the Year.He also won his 2nd Silver Slugger Award and became the Major League Player of the Year by Baseball America.He had an average of .301, 42 home runs and 111 RBI.They move to Miami and settled there when he was around 4 years old.