HARTFORD (CT Connecticut) — It appears suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has a job offer. A-Rod was banned for the 2014 season for his involvement in the BioGenesis scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs.
Now, a Connecticut is stepping up to the plate, as it were. The Torrington Titans of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League are offering A-Rod a $5,000 contract as an assistant coach — plus all the coffee and doughnuts he wants (in partnership with a local doughnut shop. )
Titans’ General Manager Joey Abis says the offer isn’t entirely a gag. He asks what better way for Rodriguez to repair his tarnished image than to work with young, up-and-coming ballplayers.
No word on whether Rodriguez will accept the deal.