SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Will he or won't he? The question remains open on Royals pitcher Juan Cruz's participation in the World Baseball Classic.

Cruz is on the Dominican Republic roster but he remained in the Royals' camp Monday after signing a two-year contract Saturday. Most players reported Monday to the Classic training camps.

Asked on Monday if he planned to play in the Classic, Cruz replied: "I don't know yet."

Royals officials said the matter was between Cruz and the Dominican team.