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The Rays' pitching coach Jim Hickey joined Ron Diaz Thursday morning from the golf course and gave a lot of insight on the Fernando Rodney situation, newcomer Wil Myers, and the Rays in general.
One of the hottest topics in Tampa Bay the past few days, Hickey cleared the air about the comments made by Rodney earlier this week about his participation in the World Baseball Classic which takes place during Spring Training in March.
Rodney told El Caribe that he wants to represent his country in the tournament and didn't need to ask the Rays first.
"You don't have to ask permission to represent your country." Rodney told the Dominican newspaper which caused quite a stir among Rays fans.
Thursday, Hickey told Ron that the comments were taken out of context and he didn't believe Rodney made them in a flippant manner.
For the entire Hickey interview, click below.