Pete Rose submits application for reinstatement to Manfred

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, according to new Commissioner Rob Manfred.

The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation by Major League Baseball that concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while managing the team. He applied for reinstatement in September 1997 and met in November 2002 with Commissioner Bud Selig, who never ruled on the application.

Manfred replaced Selig in January.

After meeting with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Manfred said “I do have a formal request from Pete. What I intend to do is be in communication with his representatives, and we’ll talk about how we’ll handle it from a process perspective.”