Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer said he will not rejoin Team USA for the World Baseball Classic after being told that he would not pitch in the final round of the tournament.

Archer tweeted the news Sunday morning, hours after the U.S. defeated the Dominican Republic to secure a spot in the WBC semifinals.

Archer was the starting pitcher in Team USA's WBC opener March 10 against Colombia, but has not pitched since in the tournament. The right-hander returned to the Rays this past week and pitched Thursday in a minor-league game as part of a plan to keep him on track to potentially pitch again for the U.S.

But Archer told the Tampa Bay Times that he was told not to take a flight Sunday to Los Angeles, where Team USA will face Japan in the WBC semifinal Tuesday. Archer told the paper that he "was definitely looking forward to pitching" again in the tournament.