New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez told ESPN that he would retire after the 2017 season when his current 10-year, $275 million contract expires. It will mark the end of a long, controversial career for the three-time MVP who leads all current MLB players in runs, RBIs and home runs. His 687 home runs rank fourth all-time and are 27 shy of Babe Ruth’s figure. A-Rod will earn a $6 million bonus from the Yankees for passing Ruth and add to a career haul that will hit an estimated $480 million in earnings from salary, bonuses, incentives and endorsements by 2017.
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