Alex Rodriguez Wears Nike On Final Day Playing Baseball For New York Yankees

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Alex Rodriguez wears Nike.
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Alex Rodriguez donned a pair of Nike sneakers on his last day in pinstripes with the New York Yankees, hitting a run-scoring double to help his team defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-3, on Friday.

alex rodriguez new york yankees nike retirement Alex Rodriguez wears Nike sneakers on his final day with the New York Yankees. REX Shutterstock.

Rodriguez has endorsed the sportswear brand since joining the league in 1994.

Taking to Twitter, A-Rod expressed his gratitude for his supporters over the years.

“Pulling into work one last time,”
he tweeted. “Thank you to all of my supporters and especially the great @Yankees fans.”

Last week, the athlete announced that he planned to retire.

alex rodriguez new york yankees nike retirement Detail of Alex Rodriguez’s Nike sneakers. REX Shutterstock.

“This is a tough day. I love this game and I love this team, and today I say goodbye to both,” Rodriguez said at the press conference. “This is also a proud day. I was 18 when I broke into the big leagues. I never thought I could play for 22 years. At 18, I just wanted to make the team.”

A-Rod will transition into a new role as a “special adviser and instructor” and will be released from his contract. The 41-year-old’s new position will last through Dec. 31, 2017.

In 2007, A-Rod signed a 10-year, $275 million contract with the Yankees. The team will have to pay out the remainder of his salary through the end of next year, which is believed to be around $27 million.

Earlier this month, Rodriguez partnered with retail chain Modell’s Sporting Goods on a line of sportswear to benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

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