Hey, what the hell, ya know?
Since I almost never venture over to the MSB, I might as well dump the provisional USA roster ( LINK
quote: EDIT: Ex-College Players
DURHAM, N.C. -- Outfielders Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami and Adam Jones of Baltimore and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey headline the United States' provisional roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
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USA Baseball is allowed up to 28 players on the provisional roster and has 27. The roster can change due to injuries, etc., but each country's federation must submit a final 28-man roster, including a minimum of 13 pitchers and two catchers, by Feb. 20. Team USA's roster, by position, is as follows:
Pitchers: Dickey, Toronto; Derek Holland, Texas; Craig Kimbrel and Kris Medlen, Atlanta; Chris Perez and Vinnie Pestano, Cleveland; Glen Perkins, Minnesota; Ryan Vogelsong and Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco; Heath Bell, Arizona; Mitchell Boggs, St. Louis; Steve Cishek, Miami; Tim Collins, Kansas City; Luke Gregerson, San Diego.
Outfielders: Braun; Stanton; Jones; Shane Victorino, Boston.
Infielders: David Wright, Mets; Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati; Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia; Mark Teixeira, Yankees; Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay; Willie Bloomquist, Arizona.
Catchers: Joe Mauer, Minnesota; J.P. Arencibia, Toronto; Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee.
"Having talked to all of these players I sense a great deal of excitement about representing the United States in the World Baseball Classic," Team USA manager Joe Torre said. "I share their excitement and look forward to managing this talented group in March."
Torre's coaching staff for the WBC includes Larry Bowa (bench), Marcel Lachemann (bullpen/pitching), Greg Maddux (pitching), Dale Murphy (first base), Gerald Perry (hitting) and Willie Randolph (third base).
Team USA will play its first-round games as part of Pool D at Chase Field in Phoenix from March 8-10. Canada, Mexico and Italy also are in Pool D.
RHP - R.A. Dickey (Tennessee)
LHP - Derek Holland (Wallace State CC)
RHP - Craig Kimbrel (Wallace State CC)
RHP - Chris Perez (Miami-FL)
RHP - Vinnie Pestano (CS-Fullerton)
LHP - Glen Perkins (Minnesota)
RHP - Ryan Vogelsong (Kutztown = D2)
RHP - Mitchell Boggs (Georgia)
RHP - Steve Cishek (Carson-Newman = D2)
C - J.P. Arencibia (Tennessee)
C - Jonathan Lucroy (ULL)
1B - Mark Teixeira (Georgia Tech)
2B - Ben Zobrist (Dallas Baptist)
SS - Willie Bloomquist (Arizona State)
OF - Ryan Braun (Miami-FL) Non-College Players
RHP - Kris Medlen
LHP - Jeremy Affeldt
RHP - Heath Bell
LHP - Tim Collins
RHP - Luke Gregerson
C - Joe Mauer
2B - Brandon Phillips
3B - David Wright
SS - Jimmy Rollins
OF - Giancarlo Stanton
CF - Adam Jones
OF - Shane Victorino
This post was edited on 2/16 at 10:39 am