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Adrian Beltre won’t join Dominican Republic for Round 2 of WBC

Mar 11, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

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Adrian Beltre is healthy now after sitting out Round 1 of the World Baseball Classic with a strained calf muscle, leading to some speculation that he’d join the Dominican Republic for Round 2 later this week.

Beltre ruled that out today, telling T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that the team is doing just fine without him at third base and his swing isn’t as good as he’d like.

Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Erick Aybar, and Robinson Cano are all on the Domincan Republic roster, so they aren’t exactly desperate for infield help, although Miguel Tejada has been playing regularly despite that depth.

  1. proudlycanadian - Mar 11, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Makes sense. If his swing is a bit rusty, he would hurt the team rather than help it.

  2. bluesoxbaseball - Mar 11, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Craig, I love this blog and, in particular, I love your take-downs of people that show poor effort or low standards in reporting, etc. But to say you didn’t check federal court because you don’t have a log-in anymore? C’mon. You work for NBC for Pete’s sakes.

  3. bluesoxbaseball - Mar 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Never fails. Whenever I’m critical I screw-up. Previous comment was obviously for the A-Rod lawsuit post.

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Sometimes WordPress screws up.

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