A-Rod Will Play Ball with MLB Investigators

Alex Rodriguez's publicist says the Yankees' third baseman says he will cooperate with gambling probe

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    Alex Rodriguez at the Jay Z Celebrity Poker Tournament.

    Alex Rodriguez's publicist says the Yankees' third baseman is looking forward to cooperating with Major League Baseball in its investigation of his alleged involvement in illegal poker games.

    The All-Star slugger sidestepped the issue, however, at the team's minor league training facility in Florida on Thursday, saying he had no comment following his first on-field activities since having right knee surgery July 14th.

    Star Magazine reported last month that several people saw A-Rod playing in games hosted at Hollywood hotels and residences.

    But Richard Rubenstein, Rodriguez's publicist, said in a statement Thursday morning that the story contains "numerous factual inaccuracies."

    The 36-year-old Rodriguez took the field for about 33 minutes, doing light running, playing catch, taking grounders and hitting in the batting cage off a tee and against a soft toss.