All hands on deck for Puerto Rico in championship

All hands on deck for Puerto Rico in championship

SAN FRANCISCO -- There will be no tomorrow for Team Puerto Rico after Tuesday, which means it's all hands on deck and a short leash for starter Giancarlo Alvarado and any other pitchers who take the mound in the World Baseball Classic final.

Manager Edwin Rodriguez mentioned Hiram Burgos and Fernando Cabrera as pitchers he might use as needed, but everyone who is eligible had better be ready to pitch -- or take the field.

"I would say that almost everyone is available to come out and to play tomorrow," Rodriguez said.

Based on World Baseball Classic rules, pitchers Orlando Roman (85 pitches on Saturday), Nelson Figueroa (82 on Friday) and Mario Santiago (61 on Sunday) are not eligible to pitch.

John Schlegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.