In light of an alleged incident with his fiancé in September, free agent relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez on Wednesday was charged with one count of domestic abuse. Patch.com in Waukesha County reported the misdemeanor could cost Rodriguez as much as nine months in prison and a $10,000 fine. His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 12. Records say the alleged incident occurred at his home in Wales, Wis., on Sept. 18. He pitched for Milwaukee Brewers for the past 1 1/2 seasons after he was acquired in a trade from the New York Mets. However, this week he filed for free agency. Earlier Wednesday, USA Today reported the pitcher reached an out-of-court settlement with his former agents. He claimed they lied to him about having a no-trade clause in his Mets contract. He received more than $2 million in the settlement, USA Today reported, citing an anonymous source.