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Yankees bid farewell to A-Rod after likely MVP opts out

Updated: October 30, 2007, 11:30 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DENVER -- Alex Rodriguez opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees on Sunday in what appears to be the end of his tumultuous career with New York.

Rodriguez's decision, announced by agent Scott Boras as the rival Boston Red Sox completed their World Series sweep of Colorado and later confirmed by Hank Steinbrenner, makes the third baseman eligible to become a free agent.

Boras said he attempted to notify Yankees general manager Brian Cashman of ...

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