Pending the results of a physical, Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin will play in the World Baseball Classic for Venezuela.
Chacin was undecided as of Monday, but he talked with Rockies officials and plans to represent his country.
Chacin underwent a physical for WBC officials on Saturday, the final clearance to make sure his right arm is healthy.
"It's a dream of mine to do this," Chacin said. "My priority is the Rockies, but this is an opportunity I want to take advantage of."
Chacin's plan is to pitch twice for the Rockies in early spring before joining the WBC team. He will be joined on the Venezuela club by Rockies teammates Carlos Gonzalez and Ramon Hernandez.
Chacin has no doubt that he will pass his physical since he just passed a separate one for the Rockies last month before signing his new two-year, $6.5 million contract with Colorado.
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Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin to pitch for Venezuela in World Baseball Classic
Denver Post | Feb 19