Baseball slugger Alex Rodriguez's quest for the love of beautiful women has led him to 24-year-old business graduate student Rebeca Yunen Finke, an attractive brunette from the Caribbean.
From actresses Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson, to pop superstar Madonna, to Australian bikini model Kyna Treacy, who he flirted with during the 2012 postseason, the injured New York Yankees third baseman seemingly has an incurable desire for companionship, rather than a championship.
Now, the fading baseball star appears smitten with Finke, an honors graduate in business administration at a Catholic university in the Dominican Republic.
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Citing sources, newspaper Diario Libre
reported that A-Rod spent “practically all day last Saturday together with his new love” in Santiago after flying there in his private jet and being picked up at the airport by Finke's father, a well-connected businessman.
The newspaper said the two met about six months ago at a social affair in Casa de Campo.
Following a team suggestion, A-Rod has lived in relative exile since having Jan. 12 hip surgery, amid a wave of negative publicity regarding his association with a Miami anti-aging clinic and reports that his charity wasn’t all that charitable. He visited teammates at Yankee Stadium on opening day and vowed to “prove everyone wrong,” but has mostly remained out of the spotlight.
Many Yankee fans don’t miss him, and some would love for the Yankees to find a way to void the final five years and $114 million left on his $275-million contract.
The three-time American League Most Valuable Player hasn't played a full season since 2007 due to a variety of injuries. Even when healthy, he had long stints of being unproductive. He was benched by manager Joe Girardi in three of team's nine postseason games last season and pinch hit for three other times. He went 3-for-25 (.120) with no RBIs in the playoffs, including 0-for-18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handers.
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In a 19-year career spent with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and Yankees, A-Rod has a .300 career batting average and 647 home runs, including three seasons with 52 or more homers.
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