Predictably, neither Johan Santana nor Francisco Rodriguez was at Citi Field for the taking of Wednesday afternoon’s team photo in center field.
After all, Santana underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, while K-Rod had a court appearance that day and is suspended by the team anyway.
Still, one of the pitchers ultimately will appear in the team photo, according to a team official.
If you guessed Santana, you’re correct. The team plans to digitally add the ace to the photograph through the wonders of technology.
As for K-Rod, he’s not welcome in photographs either these days.