Morneau said the reason for playing at first so much early in camp is to gear up for the World Baseball Classic, as he's scheduled to leave Sunday to join Team Canada. "Two and a half hours on the bus and then get an at-bat, then sit there for an hour, then go up and try to get another at-bat, it's a little tougher," Morneau said. Martin's decision to withdraw has less to do with not wanting to play for Canada and more to do with a bizarre desire to play shortstop. You're just better off being out there, staying loose." Third baseman Trevor Plouffe made his Grapefruit League debut against the Blue Jays on Tuesday after missing the first three games of spring with a sore right calf.