|Felix Hernandez will not be a part of this year's World Baseball Classic. (Getty Images)|
Per @arreazaortega, Felix now skipping WBC, because of new contract and "pressure" from M's.— DKnobler (@DKnobler) February 8, 2013
Hernandez, of course, is working toward a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with Seattle. With that pact not yet finalized, the risks of taking part in the WBC would seem to outweigh the rewards.
Hernandez had previously been named to Venezuela's provisional WBC roster.
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