Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 1/17/13
The provisional rosters for all 16 countries participating in the World Baseball Classic were officially announced Thursday, and the Milwaukee Brewers have the maximum allowed amount of players participating. Fourteen members of the Brewers organization will represent eight different nations in the tournament that begins March 2. Left fielder Ryan Braun and catcher Jonathan Lucroy will play for the United States, and starting pitchers Yovani Gallardo and Marco Estrada will pitch for Mexico. Team Canada features four members of the Brewers, as closer John Axford, reliever Jim Henderson, infielder Taylor Green and recent minor league signee Rene Tosoni made the roster. Center fielder Carlos Gomez will play for the Dominican Republic, while catcher Martin Maldonado will play for Puerto Rico and shortstop Jeff Bianchi is on Italy's roster. Pitching prospect Hiram Burgos joins Maldonado for Puerto Rico, while minor league infielders Hainley Statia and Mike Walker will play for the Nethe...
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