Francisco Rodriguez: Mets Looking To Void K-Rod's Contract

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2010

NEW YORK - AUGUST 14:  Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York Mets looks on after pitching in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 14, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Phillies defeated the Mets 4-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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It all started with an afternoon tweet from Adam Rubin:

Krod torn ligament in thumb. Not with team. surgery recommended.

About 2 hours ago

Adam Rubin



Rubin, who covers the Mets for ESPN New, went on to post a juicy story chronicling the details behind the injury.  According to Rubin’s sources (click here for full story)

Francisco Rodriguez suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb while allegedly striking the grandfather of his children last week at Citi Field, a team official said.  Rodriguez, who pitched Saturday with discomfort in his return from a two-day team suspension, was examined Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Team doctors recommended surgery, but a date for the procedure has yet to be scheduled.”

As soon as the story broke K-Rod’s future with the team immediately became a gigantic question mark.  Adam offered his take on what might unfold

Rodriguez lost $125,000 in salary during his two-day team-imposed suspension, and could be in line to forfeit the salary for the remainder of the season if a non-baseball event resulted in the injury, as is alleged. Rodriguez is making $11.5 million this season. It is unclear if the Mets would try to void Rodriguez’s entire contract which runs next year and has a vesting option for 2012.

Well what was unclear a couple hours ago is apparently becoming less foggy as the minutes pass.  According to Jon Heyman of, the Mets are ind fact looking into voiding their closer’s remaining contract:...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: