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GM: K-Rod agent never filed no-trade list

Francisco Rodriguez's former agent Paul Kinzer never provided a no-trade list to the Mets, Sandy Alderson confirmed on Thursday.

Alderson said that Rodriguez's contract provided for a ten-team limited trade provision but that list was never sent by Kinzer.

"To our knowledge that list was never submitted and we proceeded with the trade market on that basis," Alderson said.

Rodriguez left Kinzer and aligned himself with agent Scott Boras days before he was dealt by the Mets, along with cash considerations, to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named.

The New York Times first reported that the no-trade list had never been filed.

Alderson said the deadline to provide the no-trade list passed "two and a half years ago." He added that he alerted K-Rod's former representatives that there was no list during conversations between the two parties "two or three weeks ago."

The Times reported that the lack of a no-trade list caused Alderson to act swiftly in dealing Rodriguez.

"That's not something I want to go into," Alderson said. "The trade is done and none of that had any bearing on the transaction."