|Apr. 23 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET16:01 ET20:01 GMT4:01 CST1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST3:31 PM VEN0:01 UAE (+1)3:01 PM CT-Rodriguez announced his retirement at Rangers Ballpark on Monday.
Analysis: It came nearly 21 years after the fan favorite known as Pudge made his major league debut as a 19-year-old with the Rangers. Rodriguez played the first 12 of his 21 seasons with Texas. He played for five other teams and returned to Texas for the final few weeks of the 2009 season. Rodriguez was part of the Rangers' first three AL West titles in a four-year span in the late 1990s. He later appeared in two World Series, with Florida in 2003 and Detroit in '06.
|Apr. 18 5:13 PM PT6:13 PM MT7:13 PM CT8:13 PM ET20:13 ET0:13 GMT8:13 CST5:13 PM MST7:13 PM EST7:43 PM VEN4:13 UAE (+1)7:13 PM CT-A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Ivan Rodriguez plans to announce his retirement Monday.
Analysis: A 14-time All-Star and the 1999 American League MVP, Rodriguez plans to make the announcement in Arlington, Texas, where he spent the first 12 of his 21 major league seasons with the Rangers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement. Now 40, Rodriguez decided not to accept a contract offer from the Kansas City Royals, who were interested after Salvador Perez needed knee surgery.
|Feb. 20 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET22:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 CST8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)9:21 PM CT-Ivan Rodriguez insists he's not ready to retire - yet.
Analysis: The 14-time All-Star and 40-year-old catcher said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday night that he's in great shape and is healthy. A strained right oblique limited him to a career-low 44 games last year with Washington and he hit just .218 with two homers and 19 RBIs. Rodriguez has 2,844 career hits and says being in the 3,000-hit club is important to him.