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New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Hires Former WWE Superstar As Bodyguard

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees‘ third baseman Alex Rodriguez is going through a tough rehab as he makes his way through the Yankees’ minor-league system. Tuesday night, Rodriguez took the field for the Double-A Trenton Thunder and did not have a good game. Rodriguez was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI.

With the struggles and the amount of heat that Rodriguez has been getting from the fans as he makes his bus-league tour, Rodriguez has hired some security to be with him. Former WWE powerhouse wrestler Gene Snitsky was hired to be Rodriguez’s bodyguard. Snitsky warned the fans to stay in the stands because if they leave, he might hurt them.

The 43-year-old started his career with the WWE in 2004 and has a huge feud with Kane, another WWE superstar that jump-started Snitsky’s career with the organization. After a few brand changes, he left WWE in 2008 and is pursuing an acting career. Snitsky also played football for the University of Missouri and made the practice squad of the Birmingham Barracudas of the Canadian Football League in 1995.

He is the optimal choice for Rodriguez because he kicked a fake baby into the crowd in one wrestling event. A scary person indeed.

The heat on Rodriguez is only going to get worse as he prepares to return to the Yankees’ full-time roster. A bodyguard when Rodriguez hits the minor-league nightlife seems pretty excessive but for Rodriguez’s persona, you could understand why he needs one.

Ryan Gaydos is a MLB columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.