It's all baseball, right?
I mean, he'd be getting his practice in if he's in Arizona or Puerto Rico.
So, why not?
Well, back on Jan 24th, Peter Gammons weighed in on Carlos Marmol pitching in the World Baseball Classic.
So did the Sun Times.
Neither thinks it's a good idea.
Arms are touchy.
Plus, there's Lou over there joking that he'll be getting a good look at Kevin Gregg's 98 mph fastball while you're playing in another country.
Uh, I don't think Lou's really joking there, Carlos.
I read the Vine Line's blog today, and Mike Huang's got a little story in there about Derrek Lee standing in the batting cage when suddenly Carlos Marmol came out to throw.
Derrek said, "Aw, hell no."
That's the kind of joke I like to hear about now, Carlos.
It's your decision.
Use your head.