Rod reportedly had $500K in jewelry, electronics stolen from rental vehicle


Rodriguez, the former Major League Baseball star-turned-ESPN personality, said in a statement Monday that he was encouraged the police had surveillance footage of the crime.

He did so on Sunday in San Francisco according to a report by The Chronicle, and paid the price quite literally, when half a million dollars worth of goods was stolen from the rental vehicle he was driving.

Alex Rodriguez is in his second year with ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball".

"It's an unfortunate situation", an ESPN spokesman told The Washington Post. According to law-enforcement sources, A-Rod's auto was parked three blocks from Oracle Park, the home of the Giants. The report said the SUV was rented by ESPN for "the broadcast crew" so it's unclear if everything inside was A-Rod's or if any of belonged to his colleagues, though only A-Rod was named in the report. A thief stole a camera, a laptop, miscellaneous jewelry and a bag, with the missing loot estimated at roughly $500,000.

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Rodriguez spent time in Seattle, Texas and two stints with the New York Yankees before he retired in 2016.

As the Chronicle reports, however, there has been an epidemic of vehicle break-ins in San Francisco of late, with almost 70 occurring in the city each day in the month of July. Police have reportedly responded by putting more officers on foot patrols, and rates have begun to drop since 2017.

Rodriguez and Mendoza, of course, do color for ESPN's weekly game. ESPN said Mendoza was not seriously injured and was recovering with her family and was expected back in the booth soon.