MLB commissioner Rob Manfred will make a decision on whether to reinstate Pete Rose by the end of the year, according to Erik Boland of Newsday.
Manfred met with Rose in late September to discuss the former Cincinnati Reds star’s application for reinstatement. Manfred said then that he expected to make his decision in 2015. He reconfirmed that timeline Tuesday, but said he doesn’t believe Rose will have to wait until the deadline to discover his fate.
The 17-time All Star received a lifetime ban from commissioner Fay Vincent in 1989 for gambling while he was a player and a coach. Rose submitted his formal request for reinstatement in March.
Rose compiled 4,256 hits—more than any other player in MLB history—and 1,314 RBIs in 24 major league seasons. He won the National League MVP in 1973 after a 230-hit season.
Rose joined the Fox Sports studio crew as an analyst during this year’s MLB playoffs.