Barring an oddity, Alex Rodriguez will not be playing Major League Baseball this season – but that doesn’t mean he won’t be playing baseball at all.
The Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League, often know for their unique marketing gimmicks, have offered a roster spot to Rodriguez if he so inclines.
“While some MLB suspensions have been honored by the Atlantic League in the past, if Alex Rodriguez were unable to participate in the Major Leagues this season, we would be open to exploring giving him a chance to play, stay sharp and compete against a high level of competition while helping the Ducks chase a third consecutive championship”
Of course, Rodriguez is still under contract with the Yankees through the 2017 season (ouch) and would need their permission to play in the Atlantic League.
The Yankees could attempt to get cute and offer up Rodriguez if he decided to void his contract, but understandably, A-Rod wouldn’t have any interest in such a deal.