NEW BASEBALL COMMISH WILL CONSIDER ROSE’S REINSTATEMENT REQUEST

March 17, 2015

New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, who took over the job two months ago, said he’s willing to consider a request for reinstatement from representatives for Pete Rose, who’ve asked him to life the lifetime ban on the Cincinnati Reds legend, according to CBSSports.com.

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Manfred said, “I’m prepared to deal with that request on its merits.”

Rose has unsuccessfully applied for reinstatement with every commissioner since being banned for life by former commissioner Bart Giamatti for betting on games.

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