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Star Mets pitcher in police custody after dispute

From Jason Kessler, CNN
  • K-Rod allegedly has an altercation with his father-in-law
  • Affiliate: He is accused of punching his father-in-law in the face

New York (CNN) -- Star New York Mets pitcher Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez was in police custody after a "domestic dispute" Wednesday night at the team's stadium, police told CNN.

Rodriguez had not been formally arrested, a police spokesman said.

The altercation involved Rodriguez's father-in-law, according to CNN-affiliate WABC.

The pitcher allegedly punched his father-in-law in the face, leaving an abrasion and sending the man to the hospital, the affiliate said, citing police.

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