First, he was going to. Then he wasn’t. Then he was going to. Then he wasn’t.

And now Carlos Marmol officially, definitely, maybe, probably, but no, seriously, definitely is going to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

“He’s vacillated on it a little bit,” Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. “But he’s been wanting to go, and I think that’s the way he’s been leaning. I’m happy for him. I just told him to be careful and have fun.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.

I guess those final rosters don’t really mean much.

Fine, whatever. I’m not happy about it, but if it is going to happen, let’s hope he heeds Lou’s words: be CAREFUL.

This is a kid who pitched more than basically any reliever in baseball last year. And he’s already pitched competitively this year. If he gets hurt, or wears down early this year, so help me…