Alex Rodriguez will be apparently hanging up his cleats for the final time in his career when the New York Yankees play the Tampa Rays on Friday, August 12th.
The club made the announcement early Sunday morning before their game against the Cleveland Indians.
Rodriguez currently has 9 homeruns, 29 runs batted in and a batting average of just .204 in 62 games played this season.
New York has decided to move A-Rod off the roster and into an advisor role. He will also be a special instructor with the team.
The 41-year-old veteran has played with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees in 2,781 games over the course of 22 seasons.
A-Rod was a 14-time All-Star and he also won three Most Valuable Player awards.
Rodriguez is just four homeruns shy of reaching 700 (696) with 2,084 RBI and an average of .295 in his career.