Is Alex Rodriguez looking to become the next Michael Strahan?
The former New York Yankee has signed with ABC News, our sister site Deadline reports. As part of the deal, A-Rod will serve as a contributor on Good Morning America, World News Tonight With David Muir and Nightline, where he’ll report on sports, personal fitness and finance, among other topics.
Rodriguez played a total of 22 seasons as a shortstop and third baseman for the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers and the Yankees, and holds the record for most grand slams at 25. Later in his Major League Baseball career, he admitted to using illegal performance-enhancing drugs, and was eventually suspended for the entirety of the 2014 season.
A-Rod eventually returned to the Yankees in 2015, but retired the following year. He has since served as an advisor for the 27-time World Series champs. In March, he signed with Fox Sports to become a full-time analyst for the 2017 season and beyond.
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