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Francisco Rodriguez charged

Updated: August 13, 2010, 2:39 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Suspended Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has been released without bail and told to stay away from his girlfriend's father while facing charges he assaulted the man.

Rodriguez appeared at a Queens courthouse on Thursday afternoon. Earlier, he was suspended by the team for two days.

Rodriguez was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment after a scuffle at Citi Field following Wednesday night's game.

The star pitcher did not enter a plea. Earlier ...

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