WBC officials are expected to uphold the Mariners' objection and prohibit Felix Hernandez from competing in this spring's event, a source with knowledge of the process told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The Mariners don't want to take any chances with the 19-year-old. "Our belief is that he's too young," Mariners president Chuck Armstrong said last week. "With his age, when you're playing for your flag, it creates a lot of adrenaline, a lot of emotion. He just needs to get prepared for this season." Dec. 12 - 4:48 am et
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
As a Felix owner, I'm pleased. I'm just curious though, whether stuff like this will tick the players off. Talk about paternalism.