Dominican Republic manager Tony Pena on Thursday defended his usage of closer Jeurys Familia in the World Baseball Classic over a report that some New York Mets officials felt Pena had overused Familia during the team's opening games.

Though Mets manager Terry Collins has said he is fine with how Pena has used Familia, who saved 51 games for New York last season, the Daily News reported Monday that two Mets sources faulted Pena for using Familia in consecutive games in helping the Dominicans win Pool C over the weekend in Miami.

"It's been addressed," a Mets source close to Familia said, according to the Daily News report. "It's been addressed."

Pena spoke out in defense of his usage of Familia in an interview with ESPN Digital before the Dominican Republic's 3-0 win over Venezuela in a second-round game Thursday night.