Miami San Diego Padres Pitcher Nick Martinez, pulled out of the World Baseball Classic on Saturday after being given no guarantees to start for Team USA for the remainder of the tournament.

United States coach Mark DeRosa said Martinez will return to Padres spring camp to prepare for the start of the big league season.

“I felt like it wasn’t fair to us as a team or to him to guarantee him that regardless of the outcome,” DeRosa said. “We’re trying to win it, so I thought it was the best thing for everyone, and he agreed to come back and get ready for opening day in San Diego.”

Lance Lynn He started for the United States on Saturday against Venezuela for a spot in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic.

DeRosa said he decided to go with Lynn because the White Sox pitcher “was the best pitcher” in the tournament.

Lynn posted a shutout win over Canada last Monday, striking out six and allowing just two hits and one run over five innings.

Martinez started the second game of the group stage against Mexico and took the loss as a pitcher, allowing five hits and three runs with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings in an 11-5 loss.