K-Rod due back in court

November, 10, 2010
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Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has a court date scheduled for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Queens Criminal Court.

Rodriguez's defense attorney, Christopher Booth, had indicated at last month's hearing that a plea bargain likely could be in place by this scheduled courthouse visit.

Rodriguez already has settled his grievance with the Mets. He forgoed the $3.1 million the Mets withheld in 2010 pay and was reinstated from the disqualified list.

The closer is due $11.5 million next season, in the final guaranteed year of his contract. The contract will vest for 2012 if he finishes 55 games. Otherwise, he is entitled to a $3.5 million buyout -- essentially making his 2011 salary $15 million.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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