Yankees' Alex Rodriguez to play last game on Aug. 12

Three-time American League MVP and 14-time All-Star Alex Rodriguez is set to play his final game on Aug. 12, the Yankees announced on Sunday prior to a press conference at Yankee Stadium.

Rodriguez will be unconditionally released from his player contract after the game and join the Yankees as a special advisor and instructor, ending a 22-year MLB career. That advisor-instructor deal will last until Dec. 31, 2017, the Yankees announced.

"This is a tough day," an emotional Rodriguez said. "I love this game and I love this team, and today I'm saying goodbye to both."

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