- NAME: Alex Rodriguez
- OCCUPATION: Baseball Player
- BIRTH DATE: July 27, 1975 (Age: 38)
- Did You Know?: Rodriguez owns a Mercedes dealership in the Houston, Texas, area.
- EDUCATION: Westminster Christian High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
- Nickname: A-Rod
- AKA: Alexander Rodriguez
- AKA: Alex Rodriguez
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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In 2007, American baseball player Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in major league baseball history to hit 500 career home runs.
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In 2007, New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in major league baseball history to hit 500 career home runs.
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In anticipation of an announcement, Rodriguez's representatives attempted to negotiate a possible settlement with Major League Baseball that would not result in a lifetime ban. Although the repercussions of his alleged steroid use have yet to come down, Rodriguez's lawyer has already confirmed that he will fight any discipline—whether a ban or suspension—that is given to him for the allegations.
On August 5, 2013, Rodriguez got the news he had been dreading. The league's commissioner, Bud Selig,
announced in a statement to the press that Rodriguez would be suspended for 211 games without pay. This suspension would bench him for the rest of the 2013 season and the 2014 season as well. The penalty covers both Rodriguez's drug use and "for attempting to cover up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner's investigation," according to ABC News. Rodriguez will appeal this suspension, which is set to go into effect on August 8th.
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