Blue Jays facing tough decision on Alejandro Kirk’s WBC participation

Alejandro Kirk might not represent Team Mexico during the 2023 World Baseball Classic after all.
The Toronto Blue Jays catcher has yet to report to Dunedin, Florida, for spring training while awaiting the birth of his child. He has been training at home in Mexico and travelling to San Diego, where his partner resides and is expecting to deliver their baby in the coming days.
Kirk continues to receive support from the franchise to be with his family, and rightly so. Though the longer he is away from the team, the likelier his chances of participating in the WBC will dwindle. No decision has been made yet, but as the calendar turns to March next week, both sides will eventually need to reach an agreement – sooner rather than later.
“You’re getting to the point where you really have to make the best decision for the club,” Schneider said. “Nothing yet on the baby front, so we’ve talked through a number of different scenarios regarding what’s best for him and what’s best for us. If it does get to that, then that will be part of the equation.”

Sounds like the #BlueJays will soon need to make a call on Kirk’s participation in the WBC. He’s still yet to arrive at camp as he awaits the birth of his first child: “You’re getting to that point to where you really have to make the best decision for t …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

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