It looks like Luis Sojo will have some things to do with his free time now that he will be managing the Venezuelan squad in next year's inaugural World Baseball Classic, which will be the first international hardball tournament ever to include Major League players.

Tony Pena, who recently signed on to be the Yankees' first base coach, used to be the coach of the Dominican Republic team (which has players such as A-Rod, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Miguel Tejada and Vladimir Guerrero amongst its player pool).

Roberto Kelly, another former Yankees player is also mentioned in the article as he will be leading the Panama team (I wonder if Mo will pitch for them...). The games are scheduled to be played from March 3-20 in Japan, the United States and Puerto Rico.