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Carlos Martínez to be invited to pitch in World Baseball Classic - A Hunt and Peck

The Cardinal righty expects to play on the Dominican Republic team.

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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.

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