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After meeting with Major League Baseball investigators for almost two hours Friday, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hinted he did not expect to be disciplined for his poker playing.

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"Nothing about that," Rodriguez said at Baltimore's Camden Yards before a game against the Orioles.

Asked if he was told to change his off-field behavior, Rodriguez said, "Nothing like that was discussed."

Four MLB investigators arrived at an area hotel at 10:30am local time and left at approximately 2:15pm.

Rodriguez was accompanied by his lawyer, Jay Reisinger, and an attorney from the players association.

"I can't get into anymore. In fairness to them I answered all their questions until I got tired. I will let them come back to you," Rodriguez said. "Whatever I said, I said in there, and I am excited to play baseball.

"They have the information and I assume they will report to the commissioner. I don't know what they will do with the information. They asked questions and I answered them."

According to a report in Star Magazine, Rodriguez was at an illegal, underground poker game in Beverly Hills, Calif., where drugs were in sight. However, Rodriguez was playing in Game 5 of the 2009 World Series on the same date.

Prior to the meeting, it was believed MLB would not suspend Rodriguez, who recently returned from right knee surgery.

"Even if it is determined that he was (playing illegal poker), he will not be suspended at this time for this infraction," a source told the New York Post earlier this month. "He will be warned again and not lightly."

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