Alex Rodriguez is blasting his way back into the spotlight…
The 39-year-old Dominican American baseball star, nicknamed A-Rod, hit his first home run Thursday night in a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
It’s Rodriguez’s first homer since returning to Major League Baseball play after serving a yearlong drug suspension.
The three-time New York Yankees MVP connected off Blue Jays rookie Daniel Norris, leading off the sixth inning by launching a high fastball deep into the left-field seats for his 655th career homer.
Rodriguez, moved up to second in the New York Yankees’ lineup against a lefty, tossed his bat aside and rounded the bases without any fanfare, though the drive invigorated a small crowd on a cold night at Yankee Stadium.
It was A-Rod’s first home run since Sept. 20, 2013, against San Francisco Giants reliever George Kontos. The slugger ranks fifth on the career list, five behind Willie Mays.