If you missed the news from earlier in the day, go here.
For tonight’s news, go below the jump.
From Rangers Camp: As rumored, Jurickson Profar won’t be playing for Team Netherlands this time around, and although Adrian Beltre has an injury he is expected to be able to join the Dominican after the first round.
The final pitcher for Team USA will be announced by Wednesday, when rosters are more-or-less finalized.
Luis Ayala has made up his mind about Mexico:
Ayala apparently told Adair not playing in wbc
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) February 18, 2013
And on the Johan Santana front, what happened was exactly what everybody expected to happen:
Alderson makes it official: #Mets deny permission for Johan to pitch in WBC.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 18, 2013
Meanwhile, in Asia, Taipei beat Cuba in the first warm-up game, 6-5.
More WBC stuff tomorrow, of course, including an update of the Continuum Rankings.