- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is making strides in his rehab program for a right knee injury as he awaits a meeting with baseball officials about his alleged involvement in high-stakes poker games.

Major League Baseball started an investigation after Star Magazine reported last month that several people saw A-Rod playing in games hosted at Hollywood hotels and residences.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Rodriguez said Wednesday. “I’m concentrating on baseball.”

No date for the meeting has been announced.

Richard Rubenstein, Rodriguez’s publicist, said in a statement last week that the Star’s story contains “numerous factual inaccuracies.”

Rodriguez completed his first week of baseball activities Wednesday in an indoor batting cage at George Steinbrenner Field because of rain. He had right knee surgery July 14.

“So far, so good,” he said.

Rodriguez, hitting .295 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs, could play in minor league games this weekend. The Yankees expect him to rejoin the team next week.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he was hoping for Rodriguez to play a rehab game in Florida as the designated hitter on Friday, and then in the field on Saturday.


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