The New York Mets are withholding Francisco Rodriguez’s salary while he’s sidelined. Also, they're considering changing his contract to a non-guaranteed deal... mostly because he's a poor-decision-making, ticking time bomb.
The injured All-Star closer, who decked his future father-in-law at Citi Field last week, was placed on the disqualified list on Tuesday, nearly a week after he tore a ligament in the thumb of his
pitching punching hand. Rodriguez underwent thumb surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Reality check: K-Rod could be released without being paid most of his 2011 salary, which the player's association will no doubt dispute.
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