Alex Rodriguez is bringing his business savvy to the small screen.
Rodriguez, 41, has been tapped to host a pilot for “Back in the Game,” a new show on CNBC focused on helping ex-athletes with financial troubles, according to Politico’s Alex Weprin.
Today in news I did not expect: former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has been tapped to host a pilot on CNBC, " Back in the Game" pic.twitter.com/nKHXQx36OJ
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) January 17, 2017
The show will help retired athletes in financial distress get mentoring and the money management help they need.
“It’s a story we hear all too often. A pro athlete heads into retirement, only to find themselves in financial free-fall. With no more games to play or big paychecks to cash, the future can often look bleak to those athletes struggling to adjust and adapt,” the press release says.
The former Yankees star and three-time MVP is set to film the pilot, although an air date has not been released.
A-Rod, who was one of the highest paid players in the MLB and earned an estimated $480 million over the course of his career, stacked his money both on and off the field. He’s earns as much as $20 million in non-baseball related revenue, according to a profile of him in New York Magazine.
Rodriguez was suspended during the 2014 season for his role in the Biogenesis doping scandal, but it’s clear that the scandal didn’t slow down his professional momentum post-retirement. He was a FOX analyst during the 2016 MLB season and will serve as a special adviser at the Tampa spring training complex to the Yankees’ team owner Hal Steinbrenner.