Published: Aug 12, 2010 5:02 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 12, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez is in custody after what police called a "physical assault" on a family member at Citi Field.

Police say Rodriguez will be charged with third-degree assault.

Police say the incident occurred after the Mets' 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Police say Rodriguez's father-in-law is in the hospital with a scrape on his face and a bump on his head.

The Mets confirmed there was an incident between Rodriguez and his family, and referred all questions to the police.