Found January 17, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES Major League Baseball today announced the six provisional rosters for participating Baseball Federations in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Six Dodgers are among the events provisional participants Ronald Belisario (Venezuela), Luis Cruz (Mexico), Adrian Gonzalez (Mexico), Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Nick Punto (Italy) and Paco Rodriguez (Spain). Additionally Fernando Valenzuela will return as pitching coach for Team Mexico. Gonzalez, Team Mexicos captain, will be making his third appearance for Team Mexico (2006, 2009). Cruz will be making his second appearance for Team Mexico (2006). Ramirez will be making his second appearance for Team Dominican Republic (2009). Punto will be making his second appearance for Team Italy (2009). Rodriguez will be making first appearance for Team Spain. Valenzuela will coach Team Mexico for the third time (2006, 2009). Teams with less than 28 players on their provisional rosters may fill the remaining spots prior to the F...
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