Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 1/17/13
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...
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