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    Rodriguez Is Set to Discuss His Role in World Classic
    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Published: January 5, 2006
    The agent for Alex Rodriguez said yesterday that Rodriguez would speak with officials from baseball and the players union to discuss his possible participation in the World Baseball Classic in March.


    Discuss the Postseason "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have requested that he talk with them," Rodriguez's agent, Scott Boras, said in a telephone interview, "and that is something he's going to do in the next week or so."

    For the moment, Rodriguez, the Yankees' third baseman and the most valuable player in the American League, is not scheduled to take part in the inaugural international tournament. Rodriguez has three options for the Classic, and at various times he has seemed likely to pursue each one.

    In July, he said he would play for the Dominican Republic, where his parents are from and where he lived for a few years as a child. Last month, he said he would not play at all. Now, he seems likely to play for the United States.

    Though many star players - from Barry Bonds to Derek Jeter to Albert Pujols - have agreed to play in the Classic, the absence of Rodriguez, who may be baseball's best all-around player, is noticeable.

    Officials from the commissioner's office and the union will most likely urge Rodriguez to play. Boras would not say what Rodriguez intends to do, but Rodriguez is expected to announce that he will play for the United States.

    Buck Martinez, the manager of the United States team, did not respond to messages seeking comment.
    Last edited by DominicanPlayer; 01-05-2006, 07:56 AM.

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