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MLB says Pete Rose won't be reinstated

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MLB seems to have made its decision on the fate of Pete Rose, according to a report from the New York Times.

The decision by Mr. Manfred, who succeeded Bud Selig as commissioner last January, has not been publicly announced. But three people familiar with the decision, speaking on condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a matter that was supposed to remain confidential, said that Mr. Manfred had made up his mind to keep the ban intact.

There's been a lot of hope among Pete's supporters that a new commissioner could mean a road back into baseball, but this is a pretty clear blow to those chances. Pete's meeting with Rob Manfred over the summer didn't do much to change MLB's position, and Pete's "lifetime ban" will remain that, at least for the time being.