The move came a day after the club converted Rodriguez’s contract to non-guaranteed, placed him on the disqualified list and announced it would not pay him while he was unable to perform due to a thumb injury that is preventing Rodriguez from pitching.
The Mets maintain Rodriguez tore a ligament in his right thumb during an altercation with his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field last week. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon said Tuesday that Rodriguez confessed to a team trainer that the injury occurred as a result of the incident.
Rodriguez’s agent, Paul Kinzer, and the union have been noncommittal about when the injury occurred.
The case will probably eventually come down to a decision by arbitrator Shyam Das.
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