Alex Rodriguez's career in photos

Published 2:48 PM ET, Sun August 7, 2016
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Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees infielder, announced Sunday that he will be retiring from playing baseball on Friday, August 12. While a decorated player, Rodriguez's career has also been dogged by controversy. Nick Laham/Getty Images
Rodriguez, shown here as a teenager in 1993, talks with 11-year-old John Santos Griffith during practice for the U.S. Olympic Festival Competition in San Antonio, Texas. PAT SULLIVAN/AP
Alex Rodriguez listens on the telephone as the Seattle Mariners ask him to join their team amid cheers from his mother, Lourdes, back left, and friends in Miami, Florida, on June 3, 1993. Rodriguez, then 18, was the top draft choice in baseball's amateur draft. MARTA LAVANDIER/AP
Rodriguez calls for the ball during a game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 11, 1997. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Rodriguez, center, poses with Nomar Garciaparra, left, of the Boston Red Sox, and future teammate Derek Jeter of the Yankees on July 11, 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rich Pilling/MLB/Getty Images
Alex Rodriguez speaks to the media after being signed to the Texas Rangers on December 12, 2000 at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Gary Barber/ALLSPORT/Getty Images
Rodriguez dives for a ground ball and throws to first during a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 26, 2002. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Rodriguez, center stands with Yankees Manager Joe Torre, left, and Derek Jeter at a press conference at Yankee Stadium on February 17, 2004 to formally welcome him to the team. Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Alfonso Soriano and Joaquin Arias. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Rodriguez and then-wife Cynthia host a Christmas party at the Boys and Girls Clubs Of Miami on December 15, 2004. The pair were married from 2002 to 2008. Getty Images/Getty Images
Rodriguez speaks at a press conference addressing his steroid use on February 17, 2009. While he had previously denied using performance-enhancing drugs, Rodriguez later admitted that he took them from 2001 to 2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers. Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images
Rodriguez celebrates after the Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 to win the World Series on November 4, 2009. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images
Rodriguez warms up before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 23, 2010 in Phoenix. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Rodriguez blows a bubble during a minor league game for the AA Trenton Thunder in Trenton, NJ on August 3, 2013. Major League Baseball suspended Rodriguez for 211 regular-season games through the 2014 season amid allegations involving the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Mark Makela/Corbis/Getty Images
Rodriguez hits a home run for his 3,000th career hit against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on Friday, June 19, 2015. Rob Tringali/MLB/Getty Images
Rodriguez walks onto the field with his daughters, Natasha, left, and Ella, for a pregame ceremony on September 13, 2015 celebrating his 3,000th career hit. Adam Hunger/Getty Images
Rodriguez reacts after striking out swinging in the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels on June 6, 2016. Kathy Willens/AP