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Report: MLB won't suspend A-Rod for alleged poker participation

CBSSports.com staff and wire reports

Major League Baseball will not suspend Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez over his alleged partcipation in an illegal poker game, the New York Post reported Sunday.

"Even if it is determined that he was [playing illegal poker], he will not be suspended at this time for this infraction," a source told the Post. "He will be warned again and not lightly."

Last week, baseball brass announced that they would call Rodriguez into MLB headquarters to be grilled about claims that he played in high-stakes private games frequented by thugs and drug users.

League officials have been probing Rodriguez's alleged poker playing, reports of which first surfaced early last month. But the Post's source said that, unless Rodriguez admits to some other more serious infraction, he will not be suspended for any of the activities so far alleged.

Rodriguez still has not yet met with MLB investigators. That meeting could come in the next two weeks.


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