Alex Cora is among the interview subjects on Alex Rodriguez’s new ESPN special

"Pivot with Alex Rodriguez" will air Thursday, March 28, after the Red Sox' first game of the season.

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora ran over to say hello to former New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez, who was at Fenway doing commentary for ESPN. –Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

Alex Rodriguez has made a remarkable transition from controversial baseball superstar to well-regarded analyst on ESPN and Fox Sports.

On Thursday, March 28, he will have his own special on ESPN in which he talks to notable baseball figures — including Red Sox manager Alex Cora — about notable changes they have made in their careers.

The special, titled “Pivot with Alex Rodriguez,’’ will air at 11 p.m next Thursday on ESPN2, following ESPN’s Opening Night telecast of the Red Sox-Mariners game.

Rodriguez’s special, which runs a half-hour, will feature three interviews. They include a conversation with Cora on his path — or pivot — from MLB role player to World Series-winning manager in his first year on the job.


Rodriguez also chats with new Mets general manager Brodie Van Waganen on his career change from agent to the front office. And he talks with Christian Yelich on his rise from promising young Marlins outfielder to 2018 National League MVP with the Brewers.