After being suspended for the entire 2014 season, Alex Rodriguez will return to the Yankees in this season and he's setting his sites on one big accomplishment.
He wants Barry Bonds' all-time home run record.
The two embattled sluggers worked out together in San Rafael in January, and Bonds told the San Francisco Chronicle about one of their conversations.
“He was funny,” Bonds told The Chronicle's John Shea. “He said, 'I want to take your record.’ I said, 'That’s OK. If that’s what you want to do, we’ve got a lot of work to do.’ I was excited he wanted to do it.”
The 39-year-old Rodriguez does indeed have a lot of work to do if he wants to catch Bonds. He sits at 654 career home runs, 108 shy of Bonds' record of 762. In 2013, Rodriguez played in only 44 games and hit seven home runs and he hasn't hit more than 18 home runs in a season since 2010.
Rodriguez is under contract with the Yankees for three more seasons and scheduled to make $64 million through 2017. His contract also includes a possible $30 million more in bonuses for reaching home run milestones. He would receive $6 each time he reaches 660, 714, 755, 762 and 763 career home runs.