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Francisco Rodriguez Needs Surgery After Tearing Thumb Ligament In Fight

Francisco Rodriguez came out and threw a scoreless inning last Saturday in his first appearance since punching his girlfriend's father. In case you thought that was the first step of his long hike back to normalcy, though, think again:

Krod torn ligament in thumb. Not with team. surgery recommended.

Team official: K-Rod injured thumb with punch

Rodriguez is set to make $11.5 million next year.