MLBPA Files Grievance Against Mets

The Major League Baseball Player’s Association filed a grievance against the Mets and the Commissioner’s Office on Tuesday to contest the Mets’ placement of Francisco Rodriguez on the Disqualified List.

The Mets announced the decision to place Rodriguez on the list Monday after they determined that he injured his right pitching thumb during his encounter with the grandfather of his children. By placing him on the list, Rodriguez’s contact became a non-guaranteed one.

Rodriguez underwent surgery on this thumb Monday in Manhattan and is expected to miss the rest of the season. No date has been set for the first hearing yet.

The Mets issued the following statement:


No surprise here…

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