On February 15, 2004, the Rangers traded Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for second baseman Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later ( Joaquín Árias was sent to the Rangers on March 24). The Rangers also agreed to pay $67 million of the $179 million left on Rodriguez's contract. Rodriguez agreed to switch positions from shortstop to third base, paving the way for the trade, because the popular Derek Jeter was already entrenched at shortstop. Rodriguez also had to switch uniform numbers, from 3 to 13; he had worn 3 his entire career, but that number is retired by the Yankees in honor of Babe Ruth . This was only the second time in MLB history that a reigning MVP was sold or traded, with the first coming in 1914 when Eddie Collins was sold to the Chicago White Sox from the Philadelphia Athletics . 
A babe from Down Under who works as a veterinary nurse by day and a topless waitress by night was busted, along with her boyfriend, for allegedly importing a cocktail of illegal steroids and growth hormones, a charge that landed them behind bars. Nateesha Barlin, 22, and Dyllan Shaw of New South Wales were arrested when their homes were raided by police on suspicion that the pair had been smuggling performance-enhancing drugs into the country. Nateesha's bust is the result of a two-year sting operation that was carried out by the Australian Border Force, which discovered a whopping 17 shipments associated with the topless waitress that contained illicit substances. So far, the court has only charged Barlin with one count in relation to importing 200 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail, a fine of $180,000, or both, depending on how lenient the judge is feeling. Her boyfriend took the brunt of the responsibility: Shaw was charged with five counts in relation to importing the rest of the illegal drugs, which officials believe would have ended up circulating throughout Australia’s black market for performance-enhancing drugs. Both Barlin and Shaw had their initial court date this week, where they were released on bail and left the premises separately. They will next appear before a judge in March. Australian officials have used the couple as a cautionary tale for others who would take or distribute these kinds of drugs, with ABF Commander of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Anthony Seebach warning about stern “consequences” for wannabe steroid kingpins.