Thursday, March 14, 2013

Puerto Rico manager Edwin Rodriguez wanted Carlos Correa

Puerto Rico manager Edwin Rodriguez said yesterday that he tried to get MLB to allow Carlos Correa (who played for Rodriguez in Puerto Rico) to join the team for the World Baseball Classic with the understanding that he wouldn't play - he would be there just for the experience of it. MLB said no.


"I tried to bring [Correa] in. I extended an invitation, but MLB did not allow him. Other than that, I think that eventually he will be here...I thought that he still needed a little bit more work offensively,"

Joe Frisaro:
Because MLB places a limit on the number of people who can be in uniform on the bench, the idea fizzled.

1 comment:

John Martin said...

I don't mind him playing in the next WBC, but for him to miss anywhere from 2-3 weeks of minor league camp just to go "for the experience" would have been ridiculous.