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A-Rod Stops Media Session Short, Refuses To Discuss MLB Poker Probe

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Memo to reporters: don’t mention illegal poker games if you expect to get anywhere with Alex Rodriguez.

A-Rod refused to discuss an MLB investigation into his alleged involvement in underground poker games on Thursday, stopping an interview short with a one-word answer.

The Yankees had said the injured star would stop his post-workout media session at the team’s minor league training complex if any reporter posed an non-baseball question.

A-Rod spoke for several minutes about his recovery from knee surgery. But when asked if he would not discuss the poker games, he said “yep” and walked to his car.

Rodriguez’s publicist, however, said the slugging third baseman was looking forward to cooperating with MLB in its poker probe.

Star Magazine reported last month that several people saw A-Rod playing in games hosted at Hollywood hotels and residences. Richard Rubenstein, Rodriguez’s publicist, said in a statement Thursday morning that the Star’s story contains “numerous factual inaccuracies.”

Rodriguez said it will take a few days to get a timeframe for rejoining the Yankees.

“I think I’ll have a much better indication over the next 48 hours,” he said. “I’m curious to see how my body reacts, responds tomorrow. Tomorrow and the next day will be a good indication.”

The 36-year-old Rodriguez arrived at the Yankees’ minor league complex just before noon, pulling up in his Mercedes and waving to a group of 25 or so fans before entering the building.

This was his first on-field activity since having right knee surgery earlier in July. He worked out for a half-hour, doing light running, playing catch, taking grounders and hitting in the batting cage off a tee and against a soft toss. He wore a light brace on the knee and showed no signs of difficulty moving. Rodriguez then went inside to ice the knee and run in the pool.

“I feel good. A good day today. Encouraging first day out there on the field and felt pretty good,” said Rodriguez, who signed autographs before talking to the media outside the complex.

Rodriguez said the intensity of the workouts will be increased each day.

“Hopefully 5, 10 percent more every day and see over the next four, five days (how it goes),” Rodriguez said. “It will be a big key to see when I can actually get back on the field for real.”

Rodriguez is hitting .295 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs.

Should A-Rod open up about the investigation? Sound off in the comments below…

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  2. Robert Martinez says:

    well as long his not bitting on baseball games I DON’T CARE, and he makes lot’s of money and he can do whatever want with it. He is not perfect the perfect one die 2000+ years ago Arod please come back and hit your 30 homeruns and 100+ rbi’s keep the steak going you tha man

    Robert Martinez

  3. dabooch says:

    Know when to hold them. A Rod has a winning hand.

  4. Jim427 says:

    To be honest….WHO CARES!!!! I play poker every week with my friends. Just because the stakes are smaller that could be due to the fact I dont make as much. I care that he’s working hard to get healthy and help my team try and win its 28th world series. Leave the guy alone and try and find some real news to report!!

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