Johan Santana likely out of WBC

Updated: February 15, 2013, 5:46 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The New York Mets have informed left-hander Johan Santana that the organization prefers he not participate in the World Baseball Classic. As a result, the two-time Cy Young Award winner is unlikely to represent his native Venezuela in next month's tournament, he told ESPNNewYork.com on Friday.

"I would love to play, but I don't think they want me to," Santana said. "They might make it official. I don't know. ... As of right now, I don't think the chances are very ...

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