Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL Nov 27 '78

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that free agent Francisco Rodriguez will pitch for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Heyman suggests that Rodriguez may be able to use the tournament as a showcase for a new job, as the 31-year-old has struggled to attract interest on the open market. Coming off a down season, he'll almost certainly have to settle for an incentive-laden contract. The Mets were linked to K-Rod earlier this month, but a deal remains unlikely.

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