It’s time again for World Baseball Classic news! Go below the jump for the latest:
The Rangers have told Jurickson Profar it’s his call whether to play in the WBC for the Netherlands, and that playing wouldn’t significantly hurt his chances (which are small) of making the team out of spring training.
Hank Schulman and the rest of us owe Marco Scutaro an apology, as he is going to play in the WBC:
I owe Marco Scutaro an apology. He got crushed by fans at home after I (and maybe others) said he did not plan to play in WBC. #sfgiants.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) February 15, 2013
Forbes has noted how the WBC is helping grow the game overseas.
Here’s some video from the exhibition game between Team China and the NC Dinos of the KBO:
— Pete McCarthy (@mlbPeteMcCarthy) February 16, 2013
The next few days will see more WBC news and more exhibition games by some teams, such as the Netherlands and China. Keep an eye out (and tell your friends about!) the Baseball Continuum for all the World Baseball Classic news you would ever want to know… and don’t forget about Joe Connor’s WBC Guides as well.