Pete Rose met with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred Thursday on his application for reinstatement.
MLB issued the following statement about the meeting.
"On Thursday, September 24th, Commissioner Rob Manfred met with Pete Rose and his representatives at Major League Baseball's New York office regarding Mr. Rose's application for reinstatement. Commissioner Manfred informed Mr. Rose that he will make a decision on his application by the end of the calendar year. Both parties have agreed to refrain from further comment."
ESPN reporter and "Outside the Lines" host T.J. Quinn tweeted "Rose made his case to be reinstatement, but sources have told OTL unlikely he will be."
Earlier this year, ESPN revealed records it claimed proved Rose also bet on baseball when he was a player.
Rose filed for a request to Commissioner Manfred to be reinstated in March.
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.