‘There’s Nothing To Address': MLB Star Alex Rodriguez Breaks Silence On Ponzi’s Schemers Poker Claim

By: Dylan Howard / March 30, 2012

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has spoken out for the first time about a convicted fraudster’s jailhouse deposition claim that he played alongside the star in high-stakes games that included celebrities Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

“There’s nothing to address with this story,” Rodriguez told The New York Post in Tampa, Florida, at the team’s spring training base.

As Celebuzz first reported, Major League Baseball has said it will investigate crooked hedge fund manager Bradley Ruderman’s admission, under oath in a deposition at a prison in Taft, Calif., on Thursday, that he played against A-Rod, 36.

“Like all situations, when we receive new information we investigate,” said MLB spokesman Pat Courtney.

Ruderman embezzled $25 million of his clients’ money and used $5.2 million of it to pay off monster poker debts to a slew of high-profile Hollywood identities, including Maguire and The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes.