The slugger turns 41 on July 27th, as he approaches the final year of a 10-year, $275 million mega-deal. His legendary career has been surrounded by controversy, including missing the entire 2014 season while serving a suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.
He enters the 2016 season with 687 career home runs, which ranks fourth on the all-time home run list. He needs 28 long balls to pass Babe Ruth for third on that list, 69 to pass Hank Aaron for second, and 76 to overtake Barry Bonds for the most home runs in MLB history.
He proved that is possible by smacking 33 homers last season.
Rodriguez also currently has 3,070 career hits and 2,055 RBIs. Those numbers sparked up after a comeback season this past year, recording his most home runs since 2008. He also scored 83 runs, while playing in 151 games and recording 523 at-bats, which are both the most for him since 2007.
His 33 home runs were the sixth-most in league history for a player age 39 or older. In a radio interview on Wednesday, he reiterated how much he has enjoyed his 20-year career, but will now prepare to enjoy yet another Yankee farewell tour come the 2017 season.