Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball.
Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 after an investigation for Major League Baseball by outside lawyer John Dowd that concluded the career hits leader bet on the Reds to win while managing the team. Rose applied for reinstatement in September 1997 and met in November 2002 with Commissioner Bud Selig, who never ruled on the application.
Rob Manfred succeeded Selig in January.
Manfred said after meeting with the Los Angeles Dodgers in spring training on Monday that he has a formal request from Rose.
"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," he said.
Rose denied for 15 years that he bet on baseball. In his 2004 autobiography, Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars, he reversed his stand and acknowledged he bet on the Reds while managing the team.
New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs after Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery. If Wheeler needs replacement surgery, he likely would be out until early in the 2016 season.
The 24-year-old righthander had an MRI exam Saturday. The scan was reviewed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and he was preliminarily diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament.
Wheeler was to travel Monday to New York to "confirm the diagnosis" and discuss with team medical director David Altchek on how to proceed.
The announcement came one day after the team said Josh Edgin would have elbow ligament replacement surgery this week.
Strong second start
Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, and the Mets lost to the Boston Red Sox, 4-3.
Harvey made his third appearance since elbow ligament replacement surgery in October 2013. He struck out three and walked none.
Harvey retired six straight batters, striking out three, in his spring training debut against Detroit on March 6, then allowed two runs and six hits over 22/3 innings against Miami five days later.
Floyd to have surgery
Cleveland Indians pitcher Gavin Floyd will have surgery on a fractured bone in his right elbow.
Floyd, a former Phillie who missed most of last season with the same injury, will have the operation Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic. Indians manager Terry Francona said Floyd will miss "a good portion if not the whole year."