Alex Rodriguez is currently serving a season-long suspension and while the Yankees expect A-Rod to return next season, whether A-Rod has the physical ability or drive to play again remains to be seen. And like many who have time on their hands as one career path comes to a close, A-Rod has apparently gone and created a LinkedIn profile.
While it would be easy to dismiss the profile as fake, the Wall Street Journal did some investigating and there is some evidence that this could be the real thing.
One person who has been in direct email contact with Rodriguez in the past received an email from the professional networking site last weekend with the subject line: “Alex Rodriguez just joined! Want to connect?” The e-mail went on to invite the person to “help welcome Alex and get connected.”
It listed Rodriguez’s title as “Founder, CEO and President of ARod Corp,” based in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, where Rodriguez grew up.
A LinkedIn spokeswoman said the company has not been in touch with Rodriguez’s camp to confirm it is an official page but said, “All signals indicate it is a real profile.” Rodriguez’s spokesman didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.
Now, it is time to sit back and see how many of A-Rod’s teammates actually connect with him on LinkedIn.
According to the profile under his name, as of Thursday morning, Rodriguez had zero connections.