High noon for A-Rod?

August, 26, 2011
8/26/11
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Alex Rodriguez will meet with representatives of Major League Baseball today to discuss his alleged involvement in high-stakes poker games that took place in 2009, a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com..

The meeting will take place around noon at an undisclosed location in Baltimore, where the Yankees will open a five-game series with the Orioles tonight.

According to a person familiar with the proceedings, Rodriguez' attorney, Jay Reisinger, will be present at the meeting.

Rodriguez could face anything from a reprimand to a suspension, as an MLB source told ESPNNewYork.com earlier this month.

But a source in Rodriguez' camp said the Yankees third baseman is not anticipating anything so drastic. "We're not expecting much, but who knows?," said the source.

Last week in Minneapolis, A-Rod called the allegations "unfair and inaccurate" and said he "looked forward" to meeting with baseball officials to discuss the matter.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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