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The Tampa Bay Rays are on record saying they do not like the idea of sending starting pitchers to pitch in the World Baseball Classic. But for a position player, it’s a different story. Today, Rays utility man Ben Zobrist was added to Team USA’s roster. Another member of the Rays will be participating in the tournament, closer Fernando Rodney. However, Rodney will be pitching for his native country the Dominican Republic. Zobrist will be joined on the team by divisional foes Mark Teixeira of the Yankees, Adam Jones of the Orioles, and J.P. Arencibia of the Blue Jays. New member of the Boston Red Sox Shane Victorino will also be a part of Team USA. Below is the full roster selected to make up Team USA: Jeremy Affeldt – San Francisco Giants – LHP J.P. Arencibia – Toronto Blue Jays – C Heath Bell – Arizona Diamondbacks – RHP Willie Bloomquist – Arizona Diamondbacks – UTL Mitchell Boggs – St. Louis Cardinals – RHP Ryan Braun – Milwaukee Brewers – OF Steve Cishek – Miami Marlins – RHP Tim Collins – Kansas City Royals – LHP R.A. Dickey – Toronto Blue Jays – RHP 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 Joe Mauer – Minnesota Twins – C Kris Medlen – Atlanta Braves – RHP Chris Perez – Cleveland Indians – RHP Glen Perkins – Minnesota Twins – LHP Vinnie Pestano – Cleveland Indians – RHP Brandon Phillips – Cincinnati Reds – IF Jimmy Rollins – Philadelphia Phillies – IF Giancarlo Stanton – Miami Marlins – OF Mark Teixeira – New York Yankees – IF Shane Victorino – Boston Red Sox – OF Ryan Vogelsong – San Francisco Giants – RHP David Wright – New York Mets – IF Ben Zobrist – Tampa Bay Rays – UTL The post Rays’ Ben Zobrist will be a part of the World Baseball Classic appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, Miami's Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees' Mark Teixeira and the Mets' David Wright are among 27 players on the roster announced...
Team USA's WBC roster is out:
Catcher: JP Arencibia, Jonathan Lucroy, Joe Mauer
First Base: Mark Teixeira
Second Base: Brandon Phillips, Ben Zobrist
Shortstop: Willie Bloomquist, Jimmy...
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