The world and the entire country are currently dealing with the pandemic that is COVID-19, and the sports world is at a standstill. President of the United States, Donald Trump, reportedly reached out to former New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for advice on COVID-19 pandemic. Since his playing days, Rodriguez has moved on to the broadcast booth, where he now spends games working for ESPN.
Multiple sources tell @ABC Pres. Trump turned to former Yankee Alex Rodriguez for advice this week. A source close to Rodriguez described the call as “pleasant” adding that Trump was seeking thoughts from ARod about the coronavirus response.
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 28, 2020
According to Eyewitness News reporter CeFaan Kim, President Trump would reach out to the former Yankee about the response to COVID-19 pandemic. The call itself reportedly was “pleasing,” according to Kim’s tweet on the matter. It was a bit speculatory, and Trump was reaching out to discuss the pandemic with both Rodriguez and his wife, Jennifer Lopez. Rodriguez is a beloved former Yankee who is also now present in the business scene and may have been someone for Trump to run the latest Defense Production Act.
This report comes out just a few hours after Major League Baseball would officially ratify their agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA while President Trump was preparing for the press conference that would ultimately happen during the day on March 27th. The league was working towards an agreement for different things that will have to be factored in if the season is shortened or canceled.