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Francisco Rodriguez Out With Torn Ligament In His Thumb Suffered In Altercation

Earlier it was reported that Francisco Rodriguez, the New York Mets relief pitcher, had sustained a torn ligament in his thumb.

This evening, more details are being released courtesy of ESPN’s Adam Rubin.

New York Mets closer 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.

“You can make the assumption that the injury resulted from the incident last week,” the official said.

Rubin also reports that no immediate roster move was made to place Rodriguez on the disabled list, but he is not with the team in Houston.