Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez reportedly lost his temper with his common-law wife’s father, Carlos Pena, when Pena told him to "stop acting like a baby" and "man up and play better," according to the New York Daily News.
The newspaper reported Rodriguez was vocally upset after Wednesday’s loss when Pena shared that advice with him. Upon hearing Pena’s comments, Rodriguez’s mother told Pena to keep his mouth shut. Pena and Mrs. Rodriguez then began to argue, resulting in Rodriguez losing his temper and reportedly punching Pena — repeatedly.
All of this happened in the family area at Citi Field, and stadium security had to pull Rodriguez away from Pena. Rodriguez then left the stadium but returned after a Mets employee called his cell phone.
Rodriguez was then arrested and spent the night in police custody. On Thursday, he was charged with assault and harassment and isn’t allowed to return home to visit his wife or children. He was suspended without pay by the Mets for two games, making him eligible to return to action Saturday.