On Thursday came the announcement of the 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC) provisional rosters and we find four members of the Boston Red Sox represented.
New OF Shane Victorino will represent the United States while P Alfredo Aceves will represent his home country of Mexico.
The other two players are part of the Red Sox minor league system.
SS Xander Bogaerts will play for the Netherlands and P Jose De La Torre will play for Puerto Rico.
The WBC takes place from March 2, 2013 to March 19, 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan, Taichung, Tawain, Puerto Rico, and Phoenix, AZ (pool play). The second round will take place in Tokyo, Japan and Miami, FL while the finals will be held in San Francisco, CA at AT&T Park.
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