The bullpen was the Mets' weakness, and Rodriguez had just saved a Major League-record 62 games, capping a run of 194 saves over four seasons for the Angels.
Rodriguez posted a 3.71 ERA in his first season in New York, and now he is serving a two-game suspension after being arrested for third-degree assault Wednesday night.
Minaya, however, does not regret signing him.
"We don't condone that, and we don't think that's right, but as far as regretting it, any player can make a mistake," Minaya said. "Whenever you bring in players, you have to understand sometimes players are going to make mistakes."