Spokesman for Alex Rodriguez, Ron Berkowitz, confirmed on Wednesday that the former MLB star has met multiple times with All-time home run leader Barry Bonds in order to get some tips on his approach at the plate in order to help make sure that A-Rod is ready for his return to Major League Baseball.
Barry Bonds is not the only player that A-Rod has met with of late, meeting with other standout hitters in order to help himself prepare for his return to baseball after missing the entirity of last season as a result of a steroid suspension.
While the pairing with Barry Bonds is sure to raise some eyebrows when it comes to players Rodriguez could have picked due to the steroid connection between the 2, it is hard to argue, steroids or not, that Barry Bonds was still a strong batter through his career.
Despite word that Rodriguez is in fantastic shape, something important for players set to enter into spring training, there is some major questions that the New York Yankees must answer before the season finally gets underway.
A-Rod still has 3 years left on his contract with the Yankees and still owed $61 million over that period. The role that A-Rod will play this season is in serious question as the New York Yankees signed Chase Headly to a 4-year $52 million deal to play 3rd base for the team, the spot that used to be occupied by Rodriguez.
Rodriguez would definitely love another shot in the big leagues as he only needs to hit 6 more long balls in order to tie Willie Mays for 4th on the all-time list which would earn Rodriguez a $6 million performance bonus.
While it is unlikely that Alex Rodriguez will earn his way to the 3rd base spot on the Yankees roster, there is a reasonable chance that Rodriguez will be able to play designated hitter for Yankees in the 2015 season.