Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 1/17/13
Photo courtesy of mlb.com Nervous Yankee fans got their wish Thursday when Team USA’s roster was announced without Andy Pettitte’s name on it. The left-hander will not pitch in this year’s World Baseball Classic, contradicting reports earlier in the week that the soon-to-be 41 year old would participate. No reason has come out yet as to why Pettitte is not on the roster, but chances are that the Yankee front office and manager Joe Girardi had the final say and persuaded him to focus solely on Spring Training and being healthy for the upcoming season. Historically, the Yankees don’t like sending their players to compete in these “exhibition” games if they don’t have to. Here is the official roster for Team USA: Manager: Joe Torre Position players: C/1B- Joe Mauer MIN C- J.P. Arencibia TOR C- Jonathan Lucroy MIL 1B- Mark Teixeira NYY 2B- Brandon Phillips CIN SS- Jimmy Rollins PHI 3B- David Wright NYM UT- Ben Zobrist TB UT- Willie Bloomquist ARI OF- Ryan Braun MIL OF- Adam Jones BAL OF- Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF- Shane Victorino BOS Pitchers: LHP- Jeremy Affeldt SF LHP- Tim Collins KC LHP- Derek Holland Tex LHP- Glen Perkins MIN RHP- Heath Bell ARI RHP- Mitchell Boggs STL RHP- Steve Cishek MIA RHP- R.A. Dickey TOR RHP- Luke Gregorson SD RHP- Craig Kimbrel ATL RHP- Kris Medlen ATL RHP- Chris Perez CLE RHP- Vinnie Pestano CLE RHP- Ryan Vogelsong SF  
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mike Trout to undergo MRI after suffering thumb injury

John Wall: Bench was cause of Wizards’ ‘downfall’

Arum says Pacquiao would fight McGregor if Mayweather won't

Aaron Judge hits first grand slam of his career

David Stern: Lakers could have had Chris Paul, GM panicked

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brandon Jacobs vows to 'expose' Jim Harbaugh, get him fired

Mike Zimmer won’t retire even if right eye goes blind

Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green’s ‘annihilation’ trash talk

Spike Lee deletes Instagram post saying Kaepernick signed with Seattle

Errol Spence is the real deal, takes down Kell Brook

Indians reveal Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

Getaway Day: There's a murderer's row in the NL West

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

Getaway Day: There's a murderer's row in the NL West

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker