Jan. 17, 2013


USA Baseball announces World Baseball Classic roster


USA Baseball released its provisional roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.


This roster includes 27 players, including 11 former Division I performers. Among those former Division I players is Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees (pictured right with Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall). The final 28-man roster, including a minimum of 13 pitchers and two catchers, must be submitted by Feb. 20.


USA Baseball's 2013 World Baseball Classic Provisional Roster


Jeremy Affeldt - San Francisco Giants – LHP

J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays – C (Tennessee)

Heath Bell - Arizona Diamondbacks – RHP

Willie Bloomquist - Arizona Diamondbacks – UTL (Arizona State)

Mitchell Boggs - St. Louis Cardinals – RHP (Georgia)

Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers – OF (Miami, Fla.)

Steve Cishek - Miami Marlins – RHP

Tim Collins - Kansas City Royals – LHP

R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays – RHP (Tennessee)

Luke Gregerson - San Diego Padres – RHP

Derek Holland - Texas Rangers – LHP

Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles – OF

Craig Kimbrel - Atlanta Braves – RHP

Jonathan Lucroy - Milwaukee Brewers – C (Louisiana-Lafayette)

Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins – C

Kris Medlen - Atlanta Braves – RHP

Chris Perez - Cleveland Indians – RHP (Miami, Fla.)

Glen Perkins - Minnesota Twins – LHP (Minnesota)

Vinnie Pestano - Cleveland Indians – RHP (Cal State Fullerton)

Brandon Phillips - Cincinnati Reds – IF

Jimmy Rollins - Philadelphia Phillies – IF

Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins – OF

Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees – IF (Georgia Tech)

Shane Victorino - Boston Red Sox – OF

Ryan Vogelsong - San Francisco Giants – RHP

David Wright - New York Mets – IF

Ben Zobrist - Tampa Bay Rays – UTL (Dallas Baptist)


Joe Torre will serve as field manager. His staff includes Larry Bowa (bench coach), Marcel Lachemann (bullpen/pitching coach), Greg Maddux (pitching coach), Dale Murphy (first base coach), Gerald Perry (hitting coach) and Willie Randolph (third base coach).  Lachemann and Maddux will oversee Team USA’s pitching staff. 


(photo courtesy of Georgia Tech Media Relations Office)