According to the man himself, Alex Rodriguez, he really is retiring from MLB at 41 years old.

This is really it for A-Rod…tears and all. He’s seriously retiring from the Yankees. His last game will be this Friday. I mean, what options were there? $26M on the table and he wasn’t even playing? He will definitely be missed though, no doubt about that.

The Yankees said A-Rod will play his last game Friday in the Bronx … and then serve as a special adviser for the organization through the remainder of his contract next year.