Dominican pitcher Luis Castillo will not go with the Dominican Republic to World Baseball Classic (WBC)which will be held next March.
This was reported by the president of baseball operations for the Seattle Mariners, Jerry Dipoto, through a press conference.
Dipoto said that the Creole will be training with the organizationassuring that this decision was made “jointly”.
“Luis will not pitch in the WBC. He will be with us in the training camps, that is something we are pleased with and that we plan together. We’re excited to see him join us from start to finish,” Jerry said.
Last January, the president of the Dominican Baseball Federation (Fedobe), Juan Núñez, reported that 18 of the 50 players on the Dominican roster They presented an impediment by their teams in the Major Leagues, so it would be possible their absence in the Classic
He also assured that the management of the Dominican team would be seeking to annul the measure.
The World Baseball Classic will be held from March 8 to 21, 2023, the Dominican Republic is part of group D, along with Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Israel and Nicaragua.