Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer said he will not rejoin Team USA for the World Baseball Classic after being told that he would not pitch in the final round of the tournament.
Archer tweeted the news Sunday morning, hours after the U.S. defeated the Dominican Republic to secure a spot in the WBC semifinals.
I received a message this morning that I am no longer needed to pitch in the final round of the WBC. I will not be leaving camp as I thought
Fox Sports reported later Sunday that Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark will start Tuesday against Japan in the WBC semifinal. U.S. manager Jim Leyland has not officially announced his starting pitcher for the semifinal game.
If the U.S. advances to the final, Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman would start the championship game for Team USA, according to Fox Sports.
The Jaguars have until May 3 to decide if they will pick up Bortles’ fifth-year option. If they do, his 2018 salary would be the average of the top 10 highest-paid quarterbacks: approximately $20.7 million. It is guaranteed for injury only until the first day of the 2018 league year, when it becomes fully guaranteed.
General manager Dave Caldwell said the team still has work to do in evaluating Bortles before making that kind of commitment.
Blake Bortles says he has been working on tightening his release to make it as quick as possible.
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