Mets INF Asdrubal Cabrera is upset with Team Venezuela GM Carlos Guillen, who he says decided to leave him off the World Baseball Classic roster.
Cabrera noted that Venezuela's manager Omar Vizquel told him he was on the team but was overruled by Guillen.
Among the words Cabrera used to describe Guillen were "unreliable," "untrue," and "shameless," according to James Wagner of the NY Times.
Cabrera, who played winter ball for Venezuela, said earlier this offseason that he planned to play for Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic, which begins next month.
"I'm real excited to put on a Venezuela jersey," he told the Daily News at the time. "I'm not worried about my knee right now. It feels good. I played in Venezuela (this winter). I think that was the best test for me."
Cabrera, 31, hit .280 with a .336 OBP and .474 SLG with 23 HR and 62 RBI in 141 games in 2016 while battling a right knee injury for a large part of the season.