Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez arrested recently for domestic violence
Milwaukee, WI, United States (4E Sports) – Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez had another brush with the law when he was arrested recently for domestic violence involving his girlfriend
According to a report by CBS 58 in Milwaukee, the alleged incident happened at his home on September 17. He was arrested the next day but no charges have been filed.
However, the Waukesha County district attorney said the case still under review.
“While we are aware of the arrest report, we have no knowledge of charges being filed. To that end, it would be premature for us to offer any additional comment,” Brewers vice president for communications Tyler Barnes said.
In 2010 while he was playing for the New York Mets, Rodriguez was charged with third-degree assault for reportedly punching his father-in-law at Citi Field following a game.
Rodriguez tore a ligament in his right thumb during the incident and underwent a season-ending surgery. He was suspended for two days by the Mets and reportedly forfeited more than $3 million in salary for being unable to pitch.
He later pleaded guilty in connection with the incident and committed himself to a year’s worth of anger-management therapy.
Brewers acquired Rodriguez at the All-Star break in 2011 to serve as the primary setup man for closer John Axford.
He showed no on-field indications in September that he was dealing with a personal problem. He allowed no runs in 21 of his last 24 outings to finish with a 2-7 record and 4.38 ERA in 78 appearances.
Rodriguez will be a free agent after the World Series and the Brewers have given no indication they will try to keep him. Last year, he earned $8 million from arbitration.