Alex Rodriguez , nicknamed A-Rod is an American / Dominican third baseman - who plays in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Alex previously played at shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and then for the Texas Rangers.
Alex Rodriguez is considered one of the best baseball players of all time and is the youngest player to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record set by Jimmie Foxx in 1939, and the youngest to reach 600, exceeding the record of Babe Ruth for over a year.
Rodriguez has fourteen seasons of 100 RBIs in his career, more than any other player in history of Major League Baseball. On September 24, 2010, Rodriguez hit two home runs, surpassing the mark of Sammy Sosa with 609 homers, and becoming the all time leader in home runs for a player of Hispanic descent.
In December 2007, Rodriguez and the Yankees agreed to a 10-year contract for $ 275 million. This was the largest contract in baseball history (breaking its previous record of $ 252 million).
In February 2009, after previously denying the use of performance enhancing drugs, even during a 2007 interview with Katie Couric on 60 minutes , Rodriguez admitted using steroids , saying that he used from 2001 to 2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers because of "too much pressure on the playing field."