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JUPITER, Fla. - Edward Mujica proudly wore his Team Venezuela cap Thursday. But it was also a weird feeling.
He was wearing it in the Cardinals clubhouse and not in Puerto Rico where the rest of his fellow countrymen were playing in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.
Mujica was offered the chance to pitch for the Venezuelan team in the WBC but turned it down in January to focus and prepare for the upcoming Cardinals season.
But that doesn't mean he's not watching.
"I'm getting a little bit anxious because I have a couple friends playing for the team and I could have been there," Mujica said. "But I made the decision to stay here and get ready for the season. I'll definitely be watching.
"We only see this tournament every three or four years so it's fun. A lot of the other teams have the best players from their countries and so do we. We have a pretty good team."
Team Venezuela figures to have one of the best teams in the...
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Wainwright struck out six in 4 2-3 innings and the Cardinals blanked a Miami Marlins split squad 2-0 Saturday.
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