I didn't see a thread on this, forgive me if there is.
I just came back from a Carribbean cruise (don't hate me) and when I was in Panama and Costa Rica, the big news was that Mariano was going to play for Panama in the WBC. I haven't seen anything in the media since I've been back, other than the following from ESPNDeportes' web site.
My Jr. High Spanish is rusty, but it looks like he is playing. Can someone confirm that?