Selig considering Rose reinstatement

ST. LOUIS -- Pete Rose's application for reinstatement remains under review -- 12 years after he submitted it.

The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 after an investigation concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while he was manager of the team.

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday he still is examining it and did not provide a timetable for a decision.

Rose met with Selig in November 2002. His effort to gain reinstatement appeared to falter after he admitted in his 2004 autobiography, "Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars," that his previous gambling denials were false.