NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Alex Rodriguez is preparing for his return to the Yankees — and his looming sit-down with Major League Baseball about his alleged involvement in high-stakes poker games.
The league started an investigation after Star Magazine reported last month that several people saw A-Rod playing in games hosted at Hollywood hotels and residences.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Rodriguez said Wednesday. “I’m concentrating on baseball.”
No date for the meeting has been announced, though WFAN’s Jon Heyman reported the two sides are expected to talk next week.
Richard Rubenstein, Rodriguez’s publicist, said in a statement last week that Star’s story contains “numerous factual inaccuracies.”
Rodriguez, making strides in his rehab program for a right knee injury, completed his first week of baseball activities Wednesday in an indoor batting cage at George Steinbrenner Field because of rain. He had right knee surgery in mid July.
“So far, so good,” he said.
Rodriguez, hitting .295 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs, could play in minor league games this weekend. The Yankees expect him to rejoin the team next week.
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