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Dodgers News: Adrian Gonzalez and Sergio Romo to Return to Dodgers After World Baseball Classic Mishap

Mexico defeated Venezuela 11-9 in its World Baseball Classic game Sunday night. Mexico was set to advance, as it was informed that if it won by two, it would face Italy in a tiebreaker game, with the winner advancing to the next round of the tournament.

Then began the mass confusion. Tweets were sent out from the World Baseball Classic official Twitter account saying that Venezuela would actually be the one facing Italy in the tiebreaker game.

Those tweets were followed by a tweet from Major League Baseball’s own Jesse Sanchez:

Followed by further confirmation:

According to the World Baseball Classic’s tiebreaker rules, the difference between Mexico advancing and Venezuela advancing was .01 points. Meaning if Mexico would have recorded one out in the 9th inning of its walk-off loss to Italy, it would have advanced over the Venezuelan team.

Adrian Gonzalez, obviously unhappy, showed his emotions through a Twitter rant that ran throughout the night:

David Vassegh of Dodger Talk confirmed after receiving information from Dave Roberts:

While it looks like Adrian Gonzalez is very upset about the ruling for the World Baseball Classic, it is a positive for the Dodgers to have their first baseman and reliever Sergio Romo back with their major league club.

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