Report: Nestor Cortes (hamstring) out of WBC

New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes tweaked a hamstring and will miss the World Baseball Classic, The Athletic reported Monday.Cortes was set to pitch for Team USA. Colorado Rockies right-hander Kyle Freeland will take Cortes’ place, per MLB Network.The 28-year-old Cortes is coming off an All-Star campaign. He finished 12-4 with a 2.44 ERA in 28 starts in 2022, pitching a career-high — by far — 158 1/3 innings.Cortes exited Game 4 of the American League Championship Series in October with a left groin injury.