Mets Pitcher Forfeits $3.1M To End Contract Battle

Law360, New York (October 20, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The New York Mets have reached a deal with relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to end a dispute over the baseball team's efforts to convert his multimillion-dollar contract into a nonguaranteed agreement after a blowup at the stadium with his girlfriend's father left him with a season-ending injury to his thumb.

Rodriguez — the team's high-profile closer, whose altercation with his children's grandfather, Carlos Pena, in August cost him the rest of the season — agreed to withdraw his grievance and forfeit about $3.1 million of his...
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