$500K in goods lifted from A-Rod's rental vehicle in San Francisco

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

This is Rodriguez's second year on the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team.

Alex Rodriguez had a half-million dollars' worth of jewelry and electronics stolen from his ESPN rental vehicle in San Francisco while having a post-game dinner with the production crew, according to a report Monday.

"I am encouraged that local law enforcement has security footage of the crime and are doing all they can to get the items back", Rodriguez said.

According to a source who told the Chronicle details of the burglary, ESPN (A-Rod's employer) had rented a black Nissan for him and other production staff members who were part of the broadcast for the weekend.

Per the report, someone allegedly broke into his vehicle between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. that night - at least five hours after the first pitch had been thrown. The department has made the report confidential, meaning it can not be accessed by members of the force who are not involved in the investigation.

ESPN said it was working with authorities in the investigation.

According to the Chronicle, San Francisco has been continuing to "grapple with an auto burglary epidemic that has seen a record number of vehicle break-ins in recent years". According to police, there were 11,269 reports of break-ins in San Francisco during the first half of the year.

The Chronicle reached out to both ESPN and Rodriguez for comment but were unsuccessful.

Overall, it was a hard weekend for the Sunday Night Baseball crew. Analyst Jessica Mendoza missed Sunday's game after being involved in a auto crash on Friday near her home in Oregon.