A little over a week ago it was announced that Yadier Molina was selected to team Puerto Rico to catch in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Around that time, another announcement was made that Carlos Martínez and Alex Reyes had been cleared by the Cardinals to play in the tournament if invited. Well, Carlos Martínez plans to be invited to pitch for the Dominican Republic. Per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
A year after emerging as the Cardinals’ most effective, most electric starter, Martinez has received an invitation from Team Dominicana to pitch for his country in the World Baseball Classic. The Cardinals have given him permission to participate...
Martinez was not one of the 30 players revealed Monday, though a source familiar with the pitcher’s plans said he expects to be on the team.
It is not official yet, but probable that Carlos Martínez will add in a little extra work this offseason. Should be fun.
Cardinals notes: Martinez to pitch in World Baseball Classic | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com.
what else is going on in baseball...
- Yankees reportedly to sign Aroldis Chapman | MLB.com
- The Reality of Aroldis Chapman | FanGraphs Baseball
- Aroldis Chapman signs reported 5-year, $86 million deal with Yankees | SBNation.com
- Nationals acquire outfielder Adam Eaton | MLB.com
- Scouting the White Sox’ Return for Adam Eaton | FanGraphs Baseball
- Adam Eaton Is the Nationals’ Newest Star Player | FanGraphs Baseball
- Nationals acquire Adam Eaton from White Sox | SBNation.com
- Inside Bryce Harper's 'Wow...' heard around the world | Washington Nationals | ESPN
- Chicago White Sox nailing the art of the sale | ESPN
- Marlins reportedly make offer to Kenley Jansen | MLB.com
- Dodgers, Marlins, Nationals pushing for Kenley Jansen | SBNation.com
- Carlos Gomez Has a Home in Texas | FanGraphs Baseball
- If the Rockies signed Ian Desmond to play 1st base, it’s a horrible waste | SBNation.com
- It's time to think like a star player and ask yourself: How would you spend $400 million? | MLB.com
- Ranking the starting pitchers your team can trade for | SBNation.com
what the cardinals are up to...
- Is retail therapy answer to Cardinals' winter meetings inaction? | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- Cardinals lose infield prospect Cordoba in Rule 5 draft | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com
- Cardinal expose lefty relievers, highly regarded infielder in Rule 5 draft | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Quick Hits: Derrick Goold on the Cardinals | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com
- The Cardinals and Kolten Wong: Play Him or Trade Him, But Stop the BS | 101Sports.com
- Cubs Acquire Closer Wade Davis, Increase Pressure on Cardinals GM John Mozeliak | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- Cubs trade Jorge Soler for Wade Davis | MLB.com
- The Win-Win Trade of Jorge Soler and Wade Davis | FanGraphs Baseball