Alex Rodriguez's Rental Car Burglarized, Estimated $500K Worth of Goods Stolen


New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez pauses during a news conference, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in New York, after announcing that Friday, Aug. 12, will be his last game as a player.

Jewelry and electronics were stolen from the rental auto of baseball analyst and former MLB star Alex Rodriguez shortly after he helped call a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball", according to reports.

ESPN called the situation "unfortunate" in a statement released Monday and said the company is "working with local authorities to address it". After the game, Rodriguez and other members of the ESPN crew went out to dinner nearby.

Rodriguez was in town to call the Giants' game against the Philadelphia Phillies for ESPN, and parked his rental vehicle just a few blocks from Oracle Park when he arrived. "I am encouraged that local law enforcement has security footage of the crime and are doing all they can to get the items back". The thief reportedly swiped the former slugger's jewelry, laptop, camera and bag.

The case is now a high priority investigation according to The Chronicle, and takes place during a time when auto break ins are an epidemic throughout San Francisco.

Rodriguez, who worked Sunday's game between San Francisco and Philadelphia with Matt Vasgersian, reportedly had a half-million dollars worth of jewelry and electronics stolen from his rented vehicle.