Originally Posted by Nellie_Fox
The point is that if they get injured, they get injured playing for someone who is not on the hook for the guaranteed contract. They'll be playing in games where they actually care who wins, instead of games where players are working on things to get ready for the season. Why should the Chicago White Sox (or any other team) have to pay the salary of a player who's unable to play as a result of an injury sustained in an activity outside of their White Sox job?
Fair point. But has this ever happened? I know it could
happen, but I don't know if it ever has. I just can't remember a player sustaining a serious injury during the WBC.