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Francisco Rodriguez back on mound

Updated: March 4, 2011, 9:12 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Francisco Rodriguez focused when he took the mound for the third inning on Thursday at Digital Domain Park, not considering that he was about to deliver his first pitch in a New York Mets uniform since Aug. 14.

"I was focused -- just get in and get out," K-Rod said.

For the first time since pitching the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field last summer, after which he was placed on the disqualified list, forfeited $3.1 million and underwent ...

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