Alex Rodriguez is so big he doesn't need to follow the strict anti-gambling policies of Major League Baseball.

The $32,000,000 slugger was spotted playing high-stakes poker at a Pennsylvania casino last week. The NY Post reports A-Rod paid a visit to the Mohegan Sun casino in the Poconos while in the Keystone State on a rehab assignment with the Yankees' Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre club.

Rodriguez arrived around 8 p.m., enjoyed a tasty steak dinner and then headed to the high-rollers gaming area with a couple of buddies.

A-Rod did his best to avoid having to talk with his unwashed admirers in the casino as he made his way over to gamble.

Earlier this month Major League Baseball looked into the high-maintenance star's alleged love of underground poker games. Radar Online reported his involvement in illegal card games that involved violence and drug use.

A-Rod returned to the lineup Sunday, going 0-5 in the Yankees' 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

We'll see if Bud Selig's crack staff places another call to the pinstripe prima donna.

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