A-Rod says he plans to retire after 2017 season

Alex Rodriguez says he plans to retire from baseball after the 2017 season, when his $275 million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees expires.

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez flips his bat after striking out in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. Rodriguez says he plans to retire from baseball after the 2017 season. The Yankees slugger revealed his intentions Wednesday, March 23, 2016, during an interview with ESPN. His plans were confirmed by spokesman Ron Berkowitz. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, File)

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