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Rose Probe Is Expected to Drag On Another Month

Baseball’s investigation of Pete Rose will not be completed before opening day and might take another month, the lawyer heading the probe said Tuesday.

The announcement apparently clears the way for Rose to manage the Cincinnati Reds when they play host to the Dodgers in baseball’s traditional opener Monday.

“I have advised Commissioner (Peter) Ueberroth and Commissioner-elect (Bart) Giamatti that in my judgment it is likely the investigation will require at least several more weeks,” John Dowd said in a statement released by his law office in Washington.

Asked if he is anxious for the probe to end, Rose said: “Would that be that hard to figure out? Would you like to go through what I’ve gone through for the next month?”

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