Pete Rose met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday regarding his application for reinstatement, and a decision will come by the end of the calendar year, the league announced Friday.
Both sides agreed to refrain from further comment.
Manfred discussed Rose’s application on the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, and said he expected full truth from Rose before the two met.
“I think truthfulness is sort of the bedrock of every relationship,” Manfred said. “I think it would be a mistake for Pete to come in and do anything other than tell me everything and the complete truth with respect to everything.”
He also noted that reinstatement and Rose’s Hall of Fame candidacy are two separate discussions.
There are two very, very different issues. I only have one of them. My issue is, if I take him off the permanently ineligible list next week, someone could hire him next week for a job in baseball. That’s the issue I have in front of me. I see that question very different from the question: Should he be in the Hall of Fame based on what he did as a player and a manager?
In 1989, Rose received a lifetime ban from commissioner Fay Vincent for betting on baseball. As a player, he recorded 4,256 hits over his 24-year career. He was named an All Star 16 times, and a batting champion three times.
Rose made a formal request to commissioner Manfred in March to have his ban lifted.
You can watch Manfred’s interview on the Dan Patrick Show below.
- Kenny Ducey