PEORIA, Ariz. -- After Team Venezuela's surprising early elimination from the World Baseball Classic, a trio of Diamondbacks returned to camp Tuesday with mixed feelings.
"It's nice to be back with my team, the Diamondbacks, and it's a disappointment to be back so soon," catcher Miguel Montero said. "I was away one week, and it felt like I was here yesterday."
Montero, third baseman Martin Prado and outfielder Gerardo Parra flew back from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Phoenix on Monday. All three are scheduled to play against the Brewers on Wednesday night after a day of rest Tuesday.
The long flight back from San Juan seemed even longer for the trio given their expectation they'd be gone longer with a Venezuelan team that many considered the favorites to win the WBC title, led by the likes of Pablo Sandoval, Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Gonzalez.
"It was really surprising," Montero said. "I wasn't expecting to be here so soon. It was a disappointment and surprising flying back yesterd...