Brothers' injuries led to K-Rod departure

Updated: April 4, 2010, 2:54 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez said two of his brothers were injured when one fell asleep while driving several hours from the family's home in Caracas, Venezuela.

Leandro, who was seated in the front passenger seat, faces more surgery Sunday after suffering a broken arm, ankle and knee along with fractures to both legs, hips and multiple ribs, Rodriguez said Sunday after rejoining the Mets following a visit to his family.

Rodriguez's other brother in the ...

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