Escaping Bronx after '07 a possibility for A-Rod

If he so chooses, Alex Rodriguez will contractually have the opportunity to leave the Yankees after the 2007 season.

Originally Published: February 6, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

It's the summer of 2013, and Alex Rodriguez is finally getting the love and acceptance he craves. As he basks in the praise for his 715th career home run and takes aim at Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds, he's embracing the role of beloved elder statesman.

Critics who once slammed Rodriguez for wilting under pressure now admire him for the consistency, sportsmanship and strong work ethic he's displayed since breaking into professional ball with Seattle two decades ago.

He is 38 years old and ...

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