Alex Rodriguez Retiring

Alex Rodriguez's Final MLB Game to Be Broadcast Nationally on Fox

Fox will give its due to, in its own words, “one of the most gifted Major League Baseball players in history” by nationally broadcasting Alex Rodriguez’s final game this Friday, as the New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays.

Play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt, analyst John Smoltz and reporter Ken Rosenthal will oversee Fox’s coverage, preceded a pregame show airing at 7 pm (with host Chris Myers and analysts Frank Thomas, Tom Verducci and CJ Nitkowski).

The YES Network will also televise the game live within its New York/New Jersey/Connecticut/ Pennsylvania footprint, with pregame coverage beginning at 6 pm.

The end of A-Rod’s 22-year career was announced on Sunday, with the two-time MVP set to transition into an advisor role with the Yankees, where he will draw the remaining balance ($28 million) of his 10-year, $275 million contract.