Alex Rodriguez ended his Major League Baseball career with 696 home runs.

But the controversial former All-Star has very clearly saved his most impressive round-tripper for retirement:

He confirmed on Friday that he has, indeed, circled the sexual bases with Jennifer Lopez.

Asked during an appearance on The View whether he’s dating the Shades of Blue actress, Rodriguez didn’t really beat around the bush or deny the influx of recent reports.

He responded as follows:

“We’ve been having a great time. She’s an amazing, amazing girl. One of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met and also an incredible mother.”

So there you have it.

A. Rod was left with almost no choice but to confirm this romance after he was spotted with Lopez at a spring training baseball game in Florida last weekend.

Prior to that outing, Lopez had shared an intimate photo of herself and Rodriguez in bed, only to quickly delete the Instagram image for some reason.

The retired Bronx Bomber, who now works as a baseball analyst for Fox, also joked that since Lopez is from the Bronx, she is undoubtedly a “big Yankees fan.”

Despite his huge success and global fame, Lopez has always insisted that she’s just a regular gal.

She remains Jenny from the Block, one might even say.

And Rodriguez himself came out and said this during his interview on The View.

“She just likes simple things,” A. Rod told the hosts. “I mean, she’s a very, very simple person. Loves family. Is a great sister. Is a great daughter.”

Also: She’s hot!!!!!

Rodriguez always came across like a pretty big tool during his baseball career, spouting cliches, displaying little personality, often lying and cheating and breaking drug rules.

And yet he’s dated Kate Hudson. And Torrie Wilson. And Cameron Diaz. And now Lopez.

That’s quite the run.

As always, Rodriguez still can’t compete with ex-teammate Derek Jeter and his resume of banging (Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Mariah Carey, Minka Kelly, Hannah Davis, etc.)… but still.

What the heck is drawing these beautiful women to Rodriguez?!?

We have no idea, but things between Rodriguez and Lopez seem pretty serious.

He even knows what J. Lo eats when she cheats on her diet, telling The View panelists that the star indulges in chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip ice cream when she needs to satisfy her sweet tooth.

Lopez shares custody of nine-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony; the singer divorce in 2014.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, shares daughters Natasha, 12, and Ella, 8, with his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis; they were married for six years and split in 2008.

Do you think A. Rod and J. Lo will last?

Given their obvious nickname (J. Rod!), they appear to have a shot.

Source: celebweddings