DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees laughs during batting practice against the Detroit Tigers during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
It seems like Alex Rodriguez has found a new calling. The former Yankee third baseman will be the host for the new show Back in the Game, which is being produced by former New York Giant defensive lineman Michael Strahan.
Back in the Game is about ex-athletes who are in dire need of financial assistance. Those athletes will be paired with “money-savvy mentors who can help them get back on their feet.” The show will give these athletes the opportunity to pursue a new career or business venture.
Rodriguez, who is still signed with the Yankees for one more year, will make a total of around $437 million in his career. The 41-year-old has made appearances for Fox Sports during the past two World Series and received high praise for his preparation and insight. Rodriguez also co-hosted Live with Kelly with Kelly Ripa for one episode, taking him out of his comfort zone.
Hosting a show is something Rodriguez has yet to do but the oft-criticized athlete knows a thing or two about money and financial security. Rodriguez will still serve as an instructional director for the Yankees this season while getting paid $21 million in his final year on his contract. His knowledge and passion for the game makes you wonder if he will one day pursue a career as a coach.
For right now, however, Rodriguez will take his talents to the television trying to help former athletes get their lives back on track.