Prosecutors drop domestic-violence charges against Francisco Rodriguez

Domestic-violence charges against Francisco Rodriguez have been dropped. (Getty Images)

Domestic-violence charges against former Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez have been dropped, Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

In September, Rodriguez was arrested on charges he injured his girlfriend during a dispute. However, Waukesha County prosecutors have opted not to move forward both because of an inability to meet the burden of proof and also because Rodriguez's girlfriend and a witness to the alleged incident are believed to be back in Venezuela.

"At this point, I can't drag her back kicking and screaming," said Waukesha District Attorney Brad Schimel. "I've got little reason to believe either the victim or Mr. Rodriguez are ever going to be residents of Wisconsin again."

Rodriguez, a free agent, is highly unlikely to return to the Brewers.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories