Alex Rodriguez’s day in court with Major League Baseball to discuss the reports he has been concerned in high-stakes and illegal poker games is planned for Friday.
Rodriguez informed reporters prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics that he will meet in Baltimore when the Yankees visit the Orioles.
Rodriguez said, “I’ll be talking to you guys on Friday afternoon. I can’t wait.”
The baseman of Yankees is expected to get a stern caution and not a suspension.
MLB officers “seemed more interested in telling Rodriguez to avoid awkward situations than disciplining him.”
Rodriguez has refused to comment on the accusations Star Magazine first reported last month claiming he played in underground poker games.
In the meantime, A-Rod was scratched from lineup on Tuesday with a jammed left thumb. He injured it fielding a ground ball Sunday at Minnesota, his first game back from the disabled record.
Rodriguez cut short his batting practice session to rest his thumb.
Rodriguez said, “It felt pretty painful. Hopefully it’s just a day or two.”