Rodriguez has torn thumb ligament

Posted: 16/08/2010 in MLB

Mets closer Rodriguez has ligament tear

New York  Mets  closer Francisco  Rodriguez has  a ligament  tear in his right  thumb, and it has been recommended that he undergo surgery to repair the injury.

Rodriguez  did  not travel  with the  Mets to  Houston following Sunday’s game against  Philadelphia and  was examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.  An MRI  exam  revealed the  tear, while  the  Mets’ medical  staff recommended surgery. A date for the procedure has not been set.

It  is  unclear exactly how  Rodriguez suffered  the injury, but several media outlets  reported  he injured the  thumb Wednesday,  when he allegedly hit his girlfriend’s  father  after a loss  to Colorado. He  was taken into custody by police  and released a day later, then was issued a two-game suspension by the Mets.

Rodriguez  pitched Saturday,  but his  season is  now apparently  over. In  53 appearances, he has posted a 2.20 ERA, 25 saves and 4-2 record.

The  28-year-old  is due to make  $11.5 million in  2011, the last year of his contract.  However, he  has an  option for  2012 worth  $17.5 million  that is guaranteed  if Rodriguez finishes 55 games in 2011, finishes 100 games between 2010-11,  and if  doctors declare him healthy after the 2011 season. Rodriguez has finished 46 games this year.

– Stephen (DS LLC.)

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