Monday, October 3, 2016

Checking in with Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez retired earlier this season with the promise that he would become a special adviser for the team in the front office. While many wondered if this was an empty title and a media-related olive branch to the man who finished just shy of 700 home runs in his career it looks like that couldn't be the farthest thing from the case. Let's check in with the Yankees latest special adviser and the now retired Alex Rodriguez down in Tampa.

Alex is currently down in Tampa at the Yankees minor league complex working with prospects who have been assigned to the instructional league. The instructional league is kind of like spring training after the season and it gives prospects, for example prospects that were drafted this June, a little extra work before the offseason.

Young shortstops that the Yankees have sent to the instructional league this season include Jorge Mateo and Kyle Holder while Alex was also seen talking with first round pick Blake Rutherford and top prospect Clint Frazier over the final weekend of the 2016 regular season.

We've seen Alex work with Didi Gregorius when his start to his Yankees career didn't go as planned and many have applauded him for his work and mentor-ship with Yankees prospects so this can only be a good thing for the Yankees both in the now and in the future.

By the way, Alex will also return to FOX Sports as a postseason analyst so be sure to check that out all postseason long. Enjoy retirement Alex, it at least looks like you're staying busy and staying around the game so I'm sure that you are. Good luck!

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