A-Rod to be interviewed over poker reports

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The commissioner's office is planning to interview Alex Rodriguez after reports surfaced that the Yankees' third baseman took part in some illegal poker games.

In a statement, Major League Baseball said, "We take this matter very seriously and have been investigating it since the initial investigation."

Rodriguez is currently on the disabled list with a knee injury. He is batting .295 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs but hasn't played since July 7.