Adrian Beltre wants more evidence before he decides whether to go to the World Baseball Classic.
That means the Mariners third baseman wants to play in a few games with Seattle before determining whether to join the Dominican Republic team or not.
The Mariners don't want him to play in the WBC, Beltre badly wants to, but he knows coming off surgery to his left shoulder and thumb he may not yet be ready.
So, he's asked the team to help him decide by letting him play.
He's not in the lineup today. He might play tomorrow.
"We're going to work him out today and he's going to have to tell me he's ready before we put him on the field," manager Don Wakamasu said.
Here's the earlier story on Beltre than ran in the paper today.