While unfortunately Alex Reyes and Matt Carpenter were not able to participate, Carlos Martínez is on his way to the World Baseball Classic, representing the Dominican Republic. Naturally, Carlos appears to be having a blast, documenting the experience via Instagram with a pretty sweet photo with WBC teammates José Bautista, Starling Marte, and Robinson Canó. Watch El Gallo and the Domincan Republic on MLB Network and ESPN Deportes as the team takes on Canada Thursday, March 9 at 6:00pm (EST, I assume).
World Baseball Classic 2017 live stream: Game times, TV schedule, and how to watch online | SBNation.com
what else is going on in baseball...
- Israel beats Netherlands to win WBC '17 Pool A | MLB.com
- World Baseball Classic shifts to North America | MLB.com
- World Baseball Classic 2017 scores: Israel beats Netherlands 4-2 to win Pool A | SBNation.com
- 10 comebacks to root for this Spring Training | MLB.com
- Tim Tebow makes Mets Spring Training debut | MLB.com
- I regret to inform you that Tim Tebow played a very bad baseball game | SBNation.com
- Braves Minor Leaguer Stephen Moore put pitching on hold to serve as a naval aviator | MLB.com
- J-Rod? Yes, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are reportedly dating | MLB.com
- Eight MLB teams without a title. Which ones could make history? | Sports on Earth
- Lucas Giolito on Striking a Balance Between Smart and Simple | FanGraphs Baseball
- Is There Hope for Brett Lawrie? | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Cure for the Home-Run Era | FanGraphs Baseball
- Giving big dollars to older pitchers doesn't make sense | Buster Olney Blog | ESPN
- From doffing their caps to flipping the bird, managers ponder their intentional walk signals | ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- Fashion Statement: Matheny cracks wise on home wins and T-shirts | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com
- Hochman: Cards' Gonzales on 'bizarre feeling' of info being hacked | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com
- Cardinals, Pirates set to play in the 'MLB Little League Classic' | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com
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