Rodriguez and the club confirmed plans Thursday. The Rangers plan to honor the All-Star catcher with an on-field ceremony before facing the New York Yankees. Rodriguez will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Rodriguez, who won the 1999 American League MVP and went to 10 straight All-Star Games with the Rangers, was not able to find a job this spring. The 40-year-old affectionately known as “Pudge” began his two-decade-plus major league career with the Rangers in 1991.
Rodriguez was also a four-time All-Star with the Detroit Tigers and won a World Series as a member of the 2003 Florida Marlins.