Alex Rodriguez sends a message to Large Papi: You may have a greater probability of getting your quantity retired right here than I do

Alex Rodriguez‘s profession within the Main Leagues was marked by his time with the New York Yankees, his third and final staff as knowledgeable after beginning with the Seattle Mariners, then taking part in with the Texas Rangers, earlier than arriving within the Bronx in 2004 and retiring in 2016.

This previous weekend, A-Rod supplied an attention-grabbing anecdote on a program previous to the 2024 London Collection wherein the New York Mets confronted the Philadelphia Phillies, whereas he was strolling by way of Yankees Stadium with Derek Jeter, David Ortiz and Kevin Burkhardt.

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A-Rod flaunted his honesty after Jeter spoke about what it means to him that his No.2 has been retired. ‘Large Papi’ Ortiz requested A-Rod when the Yankees would retire his quantity and the spontaneous response was clear.

“Papi, you could have a greater probability of getting your quantity retired right here than I do,” Rodriguez responded about his quantity 13.

Alex Rodriguez’s up-and-down relationship with the Yankees

Alex Rodriguez’s work was helpful as he was an essential a part of the 2009 World Collection, however throughout his time within the Bronx, he suffered a doping suspension within the 2014 season, which triggered his departure to be lower than fascinating, as he threatened to sue the Yankees.

Regardless of all their love-hate historical past, Alex Rodriguez stated in an interview with Fox Sports activities Digital in October 2023, that it might be a dream come true, however “that is Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine’s resolution. If they are saying it is a good factor, I will be the primary to go. If not, I am going to nonetheless love the Yankees and help them and hope they win a championship this 12 months,” though after the banter with ‘Large Papi,’ it appears it isn’t one thing A-Rod sees as one thing that would occur anytime quickly.

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