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Vinnie Pestano will suit for the United States when they take the field for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Just got the second best phone call of my career. I’m going to be wearing the Stars and Stripes in the WBC. #trulyhonored #childhooddream
— Vinnie Pestano (@VinnieP52) January 12, 2013
Pestano, 27, was one of the Tribe’s few bright spots in 2012, finishing the season with an ERA of 2.57, with two saves and 76 strikeouts (to 24 walks) in 70 innings of work.
The World Baseball Classic was founded in 2005 and Japan has won both of the two WBC tournaments. The United States finished fourth in 2009.
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Looks like the Bullpen Mafia is headed to the World Baseball Classic.
I am happy to say that I will be pitching for Team USA in the upcoming 2013 WBC.#Honored #Humbled #Ready
— Chris Perez (@ChrisPerez54) January 12, 2013
In 2012, the, um, colorful, Perez finished 0-4 with 39 saves (four blown) and 59 Ks in 57.2 innings.
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