Pete Rose will not return to Fox Sports as a baseball studio analyst, the Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday. Fox declined to comment.

The status of Major League Baseball’s career hits leader had been in doubt since recent allegations surfaced of a sexual relationship Rose had four decades ago with a girl allegedly under 16, the age of consent in Ohio.

The allegations came to light as part of a defamation suit Rose filed in 2016 against John Dowd, the attorney who led an investigation that resulted in Rose’s ban from baseball in 1989 for betting on games he managed.

The statute of limitations has expired, so Rose faces no criminal penalties, but Fox apparently opted no longer to include him on its acclaimed studio team that also features Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas and Kevin Burkhardt.

Appeals pending

Yankees catchers Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine are expected to have their appeals heard, hoping the league will cut their suspensions.

Sanchez was penalized four games and Romine got two games after a fight-filled afternoon at Detroit.

Mets help Houston

The Mets plan to spend their day off in Houston assisting recovery efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“We don’t want any cameras. We just want to go and help out,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “... We’ll just see what we can do when we get there.”

Phillies nab reliever

The Philadelphia Phillies picked up reliever Juan Nicasio from the Pittsburgh Pirates after the Pirates opted to put Nicasio on outright waivers rather than let him go to what General Manager Neal Huntington called a “direct competitor.”

Nicasio is 2-5 with a 2.65 ERA in a team-high 65 appearances with Pittsburgh this season. The 31-year-old Nicasio will become a free agent at the end of the season.

Texas’ Belter has MRI

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will have an MRI on Friday to determine the extent of a strained left hamstring that could threaten to end his 20th MLB season only weeks after getting his 3,000th career hit.

Beltre was injured when fielding a slow short hopper Thursday.

“It’s not good,” a clearly distraught Beltre, 38, said afterward about his level of pain.

Around the bases

Marlins lefty Dillon Peters will be activated from Double-A Jacksonville to make his major-league debut vs. the Phillies. ... Cubs shortstop Addison Russell underwent an MRI on his right foot after being examined by a physician. ... Los Angeles acquired slugging outfielder Justin Upton from Detroit, upgrading their lineup for the playoff race. The Angels also allowed Cameron Maybin to leave on a waiver claim by Houston, clearing the way for Upton to take over in left field.