Late WBC News for Feb. 25, 2013

If you missed the news from earlier today, go here. For the news from the day, go below the jump:

To fill Russell Martin‘s spot, Team Canada has called on John Suomi of the Phillies organization. By the way, Russell Martin isn’t the most popular guy in Canada right now, given that his reasoning for dropping out of the WBC was roughly “They said I’d have to play catcher and not shortstop.”

Some have wondered if Melky Mesa might skip the WBC now that Curtis Granderson is hurt, which could give him a better chance to win a Yankees outfield job. Well…

Meanwhile, for our Canadian readers, WBC coverage kicks off on Sportsnet on March 1st.

Anyway, time for a run-down of how some notable WBC participants did today in Spring Training action:

Shane Victorino (BOS/USA): 0-1, SO, 2 BB

Jose Reyes (TOR/DR): 1-3

Edwin Encarnacion (TOR/DR): 1-3, HR, RBI, SO

R.A. Dickey (TOR/USA): 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB

Miguel Cabrera (DET/VZ): 1-3, HR, 3 RBI, SO

Yadier Molina (STL/PR): 2-2, BB

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA/USA): 1-3

Adam Jones (BAL/USA): 1-3, RBI, 2B

Joe Mauer (MIN/USA): 0-2, BB

Justin Morneau (MIN/CAN): 1-2, 2B, 3 RBI

Alex Liddi (SEA/ITA): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI

Pablo Sandoval (SF/VZ): 1-3, 2B

Andre Rienzo (CWS/BRA): 0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 ER

Joey Votto (CIN/CAN): 1-3, HR, 3 RBI

Ryan Braun (MIL/USA): 0-2, RBI, SO

Edinson Volquez (SD/DR): 2.0 IP, 4 K, BB

David Wright (NYM/USA): 1-3,

Gio Gonzalez (WSH/USA): 2 IP, 3 K, BB

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3 thoughts on “Late WBC News for Feb. 25, 2013

  1. I wonder if a better time to play this tournament is after the season. Teams could scrimmage AZ Fall league teams and Caribbean teams. You cant blame a guy for skipping out to put his career in a better position.

  2. Pingback: Early WBC News for Feb. 26, 2013 | The Baseball Continuum

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