A-Rod through the years
June 3, 1993: Selected by the Seattle Mariners with the first overall pick in the amateur draft out of Westminster Christian High School in Miami.
July 8, 1994: Made his major league debut with the Mariners at the age of 18, beginning a 22-year career.
Jan. 26, 2001: Signed a $252 million, 10-year free-agent contract with the Texas Rangers.
Feb. 16, 2004: Came to the New York Yankees in a blockbuster trade with the Rangers, who were looking to get out from under his huge contract. Agreed to move from shortstop to third base in deference to Derek Jeter.
Dec. 13, 2007: Opted out of the last three years of his contract and was eventually given a new 10-year, $275 million contract by the Yankees, a decision that haunted the team in recent years.
Aug. 5, 2013: Suspended by MLB for the remainder of the season and all of 2014 for violations of baseball’s drug and labor contract, caused by use and possession of numerous prohibited performance-enhancing substances and attempting to cover up his violations. Played while appealing the suspension, and the following January an arbitrator cut the penalty to all of the 2014 season.
2015 season: Returned from the historic drug suspension and enjoyed a resurgent 33-homer campaign.
• With 696 career home runs, Rodriguez trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) on the all-time list. He has hit 351 of his home runs with the Yankees (he had 189 with Seattle and 156 with Texas).
• Third all-time in RBI (2,084), eighth in runs (2,021), 20th in hits (3,114).
• Only major leaguer in history with 14 seasons of at least 30 home runs and 100 RBI.
• American League’s Most Valuable Player in 2003, 2005 and 2007.
• Won his only World Series with the Yankee in 2009.
• A 14-time All-Star. Won one batting title and two Gold Gloves.