Brewers bullpen coach Bill Castro, who will serve as the pitching coach for the Dominican Republic in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, spent time Tuesday lobbying Reds closer Francisco Cordero to pitch in the tournament. Cordero's teammates Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez have tentatively agreed to pitch.

I just hope neither are allowed to pitch winter ball this offseason. They are both going to end up with a lot of innings pitched and shouldn't be allowed to pitch in winter ball.