Mets convert Francisco Rodriguez deal

Updated: August 18, 2010, 11:50 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

HOUSTON -- The New York Mets placed Francisco Rodriguez on the disqualified list and do not intend to pay him until he is physically able to perform, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon announced Tuesday.

Rodriguez underwent surgery Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Wilpon said Rodriguez acknowledged to the team's trainers that he injured the thumb in the altercation with his girlfriend's father last Wednesday at ...

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