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A-Rod In Talks With YES Network, But Nature Of Potential On-Air Role Still Undetermined

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 22 / 17

Former MLBer Alex Rodriguez is in discussions with YES Network about a potential role with the RSN. Rodriguez, attending Yankees’ training camp in Tampa as a guest instructor, yesterday said he will be performing some functions next month for YES President of Programming John Filippelli. A rol...

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