It all started with an afternoon tweet from Adam Rubin:
Rubin, who covers the Mets for ESPN New York.com, 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 SI.com, 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: