Good Morning
Good Morning

K-Rod pre-game statement

 Francisco Rodriguez, making his return to the Mets after a two-day suspension, announced during a brief statement that he will be going for anger management treatment.

Rodriguez is facing third-degree assault and second-degree harassment charges resulting from his alleged attack on his fiancee's father Wednesday night at the Citi Field family room.

He did not take questions, saying he could not speak to the specifics of the legal case. During his statement he also apologized to Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon, his teammates and fans "for the incident that happened Wednesday night."

"I also want to apologize to the front office for the embarrassment I caused them," Rodriguez said, "and I'm looking forward to being a better person."

He did not go into detail regarding the anger management treatment, leaving open the question of whether he will undergo counseling during the season. His next court date is Sept. 14.

Sign up for Newsday’s Mets Messages for updates directly to your phone via text, free with a Newsday digital subscription. Learn more at

New York Sports