eMail Q&A: Why is K-Rod not on 40-man roster?

Andrew H: The Mets 40-man roster has 40 players on it, per their website. But, Francisco Rodriguez is missing from the list. Is he still on the restricted list, or is that is a mistake?

Matthew Cerrone: Yep, that’s it, technically he’s still on the Disqualified List, where he will be until Opening Day, through which he does not count against the 40-man roster. However, the Mets will need to make a move to add him back come Opening Day, so basically they’re just buying time between now and then.