Rose can be at All-Star fes­tiv­i­ties

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

Com­mis­sioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be al­lowed to par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties sur­round­ing this sum­mer’s All-Star game in his home­town of Cincin­nati.

Rose, base­ball’s ca­reer hit leader and a for­mer Reds star player and manager, agreed to a life­time ban from the sport in 1989 af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­cluded he bet on his team to win while he was man­ag­ing the club.

MLB per­mit­ted Rose to take part in the All-Cen­tury team an­nounce­ment at At­lanta’s Turner Field dur­ing the 1999 World Se­ries and a Reds cer­e­mony in 2013 hon­or­ing their 1975 and ’76 cham­pi­onship teams.

Rose, who turned 74 this month, ap­plied for re­in­state­ment in Septem­ber 1997 and met in Novem­ber 2002 with Com­mis­sioner Bud Selig, who never ruled on the ap­pli­ca­tion. Rose sub­mit­ted an­other ap­pli­ca­tion for re­in­state­ment af­ter Manfred suc­ceeded Selig in Jan­uary. More Manfred

Don’t ex­pect to see big league base­ball play­ers at the 2020 Olympics, even if the IOC re­in­states the sport for the Tokyo Games. Manfred says the sport’s in­ter­na­tional gov­ern­ing body should de­mand a long-term pledge from the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee be­fore agree­ing to re­turn. Manfred also said he could see a ma­jor league ex­hi­bi­tion game be­ing played in Cuba in the next few years. Nathan out

Detroit closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the sea­son be­cause of a torn lig­a­ment in his pitch­ing el­bow, but the 40-year-old isn’t ready to re­tire.

Nathan tore his ul­nar col­lat­eral lig­a­ment Wed­nes­day while pitch­ing on a mi­nor league re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion as­sign­ment. Hop­ing to show that he was ready to come off the dis­abled list, he tore both his pre­vi­ously strained flexor prona­tor and his UCL.

“I felt great for my first two hit­ters, but on the first pitch to the third bat­ter, boom,” Nathan said Thurs­day. “I guess I tore both of them on one pitch.”

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