There has recently been speculation that the Mets would try to move to void the rest of Francisco Rodriguez's contract, which calls for the reliever to make $11.5 million in 2011 with a $3.5 million 2012 buyout. However, NBC's Craig Calcaterra hears otherwise:
I just heard that the Mets have decided that they (a) will not attempt to void Francisco Rodriguez's deal as a result of his little fracas with his girlfriend's father, but they will (b) attempt to avoid paying him the balance of his 2010 salary as a result of him suffering a non-baseball-related injury.
Given how difficult it would've been to fight the union and void Rodriguez's entire contract, this seems like a much more doable alternative. Which isn't to say that the union won't still put up a fight, but Rodriguez did kind of screw the Mets out of money with his off-field act of aggression, so the Mets certainly have a compelling argument.
Rodriguez is still owed just over $3 million for the rest of 2010.