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Mets place Rodriguez on restricted list over arrest

By the CNN Wire Staff
The agent of New York Mets pitcher Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez did not reply for comment.
The agent of New York Mets pitcher Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez did not reply for comment.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mets will place Rodriguez on restricted list for two days
  • Rodriguez faces charges of third-degree assault
  • Incident took place in the Mets stadium
RELATED TOPICS
  • Baseball
  • New York Mets

New York (CNN) -- The New York Mets said Thursday that pitcher Francisco Rodriguez would be placed on the restricted list for two days after his arrest for allegedly punching his father-in-law in the face.

"He will be removed from the roster, will not be with the team and will not be paid during that time," the team said in a statement.

Jeff Wilpon, the Mets' chief operating officer, said in the statement that "ownership and the organization are very disappointed in Francisco's inappropriate behavior and we take this matter very seriously."

Rodriguez faces charges of third-degree assault in the incident, which took place at the team's Citi Field stadium Wednesday night.

The father-in-law was taken to a hospital with "an abrasion to the face and a lump on his head," police said.

Rodriguez's agent, Paul Kinzer, did not reply to a request for comment.

Rodriguez joined the Mets in 2009 after being a closer for the Los Angeles Angels. He has been named to the All-Star team four times.

CNN's Jason Kessler contributed to this report.

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