Report: A-Rod to meet Friday with feds

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to meet with federal investigators probing a Canadian physician on Friday, The New York Times reported on its Web site.

The meeting is expected to take place in Buffalo, the paper said Monday night, citing two people briefed on the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. The people said Rodriguez's lawyers met last week with federal prosecutors from Buffalo, and the prosecutors told them they view Rodriguez as a witness.

Rodriguez said March 1 he had been contacted by investigators and intended to cooperate.

Dr. Anthony Galea said during a March 8 interview with The Associated Press that he treated the New York Yankees third baseman last year and prescribed anti-inflammatories but never gave him or any other athlete human growth hormone.

Other major leaguers, including the Mets' Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, have been contacted by federal investigators about Galea. Colorado closer Huston Street has said investigators might want to talk to him about the case. Reyes and Beltran have said they did not receive HGH from Galea.