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FILE - New York Mets  pitcher Francisco Rodriguez celebrates after striking out Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown to end the ninth inning of a baseball game in this Aug. 7, 2010 file photo taken in Philadelphia. Rodriguez is in custody after what police called a "physical assault" with his father-in-law after the Mets' 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010.  (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr, File)
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FILE - New York Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez celebrates after striking out Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown to end the ninth inning of a baseball game in this Aug. 7, 2010 file photo taken in Philadelphia. Rodriguez is in custody after what police called a "physical assault" with his father-in-law after the Mets' 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr, File)

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