Rodriguez has broken his silence about what happened, according to TMZ.
“I am saddened that several items that were of a personal nature and irreplaceable with sentimental value were taken. I am encouraged that local law enforcement has security footage of the crime and are doing all they can to get the items back."
According to report by the Chronicle, a thief “smashed” into Rodriguez’s rental vehicle Sunday night in San Francisco, "making off with an estimated half-million dollars worth of jewelry and electronics.”
However TMZ reports a representative for Rodriguez said “the financial value of the items stolen from Alex Rodriguez’s vehicle while he was having dinner is being grossly exaggerated.”
One source with direct knowledge of the case tells us the value of the stolen items is nowhere near $500k ... and we’re told that figure is not even close to what the items are really worth.
The Chronicle reports the burglary is being treated as a “high priority.”
A source told The Chronicle that ESPN had rented a black Nissan sport utility vehicle for Rodriguez and other members of the production staff. The thieves struck while Rodriguez and the other staff members were having dinner at upscale restaurant Marlowe after the broadcast ... “It’s an unfortunate situation,” ESPN officials said in a statement. “We are working with local authorities to address it.”
It was a tough weekend for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” team in San Francisco. Analyst Jessica Mendoza, who also works as a special assistant to New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, couldn’t work the game between the Giants and Philadelphia Phillies after being in a “scary” car accident.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports “Jessica Mendoza’s car was rear-ended at full speed on Southern Cal freeway Friday and won’t be able to make #ESPN Sunday Night broadcast. She likely will return in a week.”
Best to @JessMendoza who is recovering today after a scary ordeal as Bob mentions below. Ever a champ, she made every effort to be in the booth tonight but the much better decision was to rest and recover with her family. We'll hopefully see you next week in Williamsport, Jess. https://t.co/7UbKAr1Li5— Ben Cafardo (@Ben_ESPN) August 11, 2019