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Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez freed on bail after charges he violated a restraining order

Krod_175 New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez was freed on $7,500 bail Wednesday after he was arrested for allegeldy violating a restraining order by sending dozens of text messages to his common-law wife, a Queens district attorney spokesperson said.

Rodriguez did not enter a plea at the arraignment, the spokesperson said.

The restraining order was issued after the former Angels star was arrested for allegedly assaulting his father-in-law after a Mets home loss in August. He started sending the text messages to Daian Pena after the arrest, prosecuters said.

Rodriguez is expected to face the assault and text message charges in court Oct. 7.

-- Chuck Schilken

Photo: Francisco Rodriguez. Credit: Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

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