A-Rod to Retire After 2017 Season

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It’s a sad, sad day for members of Alex Rodriguez’s fan club, as the Yankees star revealed to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand that he will be retiring after the 2017 season:

BREAKING: Alex Rodriguez tells @AndrewMarchand that he will retire after 2017 season when his contract expires. pic.twitter.com/DoaUiGlxrU

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 23, 2016

That’s right, folks — we only have two more years of A-Rod left. Like the savvy man he is, Rodriguez basically announced that he will play out the remaining years of the 10-year, $275 million deal he signed back in 2007. He’s set to earn $21 million in 2016 and 2017 respectively, and when all is said and done, he’ll cross over the $420 million mark.

Milestones to look out during A-Rod’s stretch run:

– Just 27 home runs behind Babe Ruth for third-place all time
– 75 home runs behind Barry Bonds for the outright lead (he hit 33 last season, so he’ll really have to turn up in his final years)