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What Pros Wear Update: Alex Rodriguez (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Guard)

alex rodriguez bat, arod batting gloves, a rod cleats, a-rod leg guard

Having alternated home/away last year, Alex Rodriguez is sticking with the Nike Shox Gamer cleats (his aways last year) and the all white Nike Diamond Elite batting gloves you see above (his home gloves last year).

This post has been updated here.

Bat – Louisville Slugger C271L in black (just added, available without the “L”)

Based on the 2nd photo down, A-Rod swings a 34/32.  I assume the “L” has something to do with the handle but would love for someone to step in here and add any info they might know.  The C271 is one of the most popular bats in wood bat leagues around the country so there are plenty available, however, I would recommend going for the “1xx” timber, which is the highest quality wood.

If you look closely, you can see the “C271L” on the barrel. Screenshot from MLB.tv.

Here’s one from the ’09 World Series, when A-Rod drove in 6 runs. From gameusedbats.com.

Batting Gloves – Diamond Elite Pro in white/white (switched out of the white/navy version, unavailable in his colors)

A-Rod switched out of the white/navy version for away games and is strictly sticking with the white/white version that he only wore for home games in 2011.  Though his colors are not available, there are plenty of great color choices for this great glove.

Another cordial conversation with Laz Diaz wearing the Diamond Elite Pro batting gloves. From MLB.tv.

Cleats – Nike Shox Gamer (switched out of Nike Fuse 2, available!)

A-Rod must have felt more comfortable in the Shox Gamer because he took the Fuse 2’s out of his repertoire.  He was wearing the Fuse 2’s at home and the Shox on the road in 2011, but is now exclusively wearing the Shox Gamer cleats.

Nike Shox Gamers. Screenshot from MLB.tv.

Leg Guard – Custom Cosby 10″ Batter Guard by Gerry Cosby Sports (just added, looks like its available, just not in his color)

This was quite the hunt.  Cosby Sports is a company I have never heard of but supposedly they have a lengthy list of professional sports teams that they supply for.  They make chairs and guards (very strange).  Nevertheless, A-Rod has been wearing one of these for many years, so it must get the job done.

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  1. […] boomstick is an M9 C271 (switches between black and unpainted).  As I said with A-Rod, the C271 model is extremely popular and available all over the […]

  2. I think he wears the benik e-400 or the e-401 im not sure

  3. The L means a larger knob, so the C271L model has the same barrel and handle with C271, but got a larger flare knob.

  4. It stands for Loyalist Model C271L.

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