De La Rosa says no to Mexico…
Troy Renck is reporting in the Denver Post that Jorge De La Rosa is not going to participate in the World Baseball Classic next month for Mexico. Siting that those close to De La Rosa think it would be better for him to stay with the team to get more work in, than in the WBC. By those close to him I would assume to mean Hurdle, Apodaca and possibly an agent hiding somewhere in the background.
I guess we’ll know maybe later today if Francis will opt for surgery or not after a bullpen throwing session today in Tucson.
League Notes…..Former Rockies pitcher Mike Hampton now signed with the Astros left spring training yesterday in Florida and returned to Houston for an procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. Upon an additional exam this morning, it was discovered that his heartbeat returned to normal and the correcting procedure wasnt needed. Read about it here.