According to George King in The New York Post, Alex Rodriguez will not participate in the WBC games for either the U.S. or the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez told King, in part:
"When faced with the decision to choose between my country, the United States of America, and my Dominican heritage, I decided that I will not dishonor either."
Classic Rodriguez, not wanting to offend anyone. But honestly I couldn't care less about about his reasoning. As far as I'm concerned the fewer Yankees playing in this cockamamie tournament the better. It's not that I'm against the idea of the WBC in theory, but it feels almost inevitable that someone, somehow is going to get injured during the course of the games, and brother, I sure don't want it to be anyone on the Yanks. Can you relate?