Tagg Romney added another notable baseball figure to his group in his attempt to purchase the Marlins.
Former MLB pitcher and Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart will join Romney’s group that already includes Braves Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine.
USA Today reported Stewart, who was the 1989 World Series MVP for the A’s, would be in charge of baseball operations if Romney’s group is approved by MLB.
Beltre, who said he discussed his decision with Rangers brass, played in spring games Saturday and Sunday and is scheduled to play again Monday against the Mariners.
According to The Morning News, Beltre could try and squeeze in a few more at-bats while continuing treatment on the calf by staying at the Rangers’ camp in Surprise, Ariz., until as late as Wednesday.
The Dominican Republic opens WBC play Thursday in Miami against Canada and then is scheduled to face Team USA on Saturday.
Beltre, who’ll turn 38 in the first week of the MLB season, hasn’t played in the WBC since 2006, missing the past two tournaments because of injuries.
Because of his age, Beltre said he thinks this likely is his last shot at representing his home country. That might’ve factored into his decision to participate in the first round, even potentially as a bench player.