Team Mexico just announced its roster for the World Baseball Classic. Originally, it was expected that Jaime Garcia would pitch for them, but he is actually not on the roster. On the other hand, Fernando Salas, who had a 4.30 ERA over 58.2 innings, made the team. I hope this doesn’t imply that Garcia’s health is at risk. To my knowledge, his rehab is going well. Perhaps it’s just a precaution. When we find out more information, we will be sure to let you know.
4:08 PM: Jaime Garcia’s agent, Melvin Roman, just gave out the following statement: “His first priority is his health and the St. Louis Cardinals…It would be an honor for him to pitch for his country but at this point in his career and at this point in his recovery he decided he had to focus on the 2013 season.”