Mets closer Rodriguez suspended for 2 days by team

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has beensuspended for two days by the team after he was charged withassaulting his father-in-law at a Citi Field family loungefollowing

NEW YORK (AP) - Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has beensuspended for two days by the team after he was charged withassaulting his father-in-law at a Citi Field family loungefollowing a game.

The suspension is without pay and was announced by the Metsbefore Thursday's game against Colorado.

Police say Rodriguez was arrested and held at the ballpark andcharged with third-degree assault after Wednesday night's game. Hisfather-in-law was in a hospital with a scraped face and bump on hishead.

Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz says Rodriguez was questioned bypolice and the pitcher has been placed on the restricted list fortwo days. He will not be with the team during that time.

Mets' Francisco Rodriguez charged with assault

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