A-Rod remains with Yankees as special adviser

A-Rod remains with Yankees as special adviser
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez smiles during a ceremony prior to his final baseball game with the team, against the Tampa Bay Rays in New York. New York said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, that Rodriguez is remaining with the New York Yankees as a special adviser. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is remaining with the New York Yankees as a special adviser.

A-Rod served as an adviser and instructor following his retirement as a player in August 2016 through the end of his million, 10-year contract last fall.

New York said Sunday that Rodriguez and Nick Swisher had been added as special advisers, joining Reggie Jackson and Hideki Matsui.

“I think he has a lot to offer,” new Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Hopefully it’s an opportunity for him to impact our team. I think everyone understands just how smart of a baseball mind he is and his ability I think to communicate that sometimes is really something he’s special at, especially with the younger guys.”

Rodriguez is replacing Boone as an ESPN analyst on Sunday night telecasts.

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