Thursday, January 17, 2013
Victorino on Team USA's WBC roster
By ESPN.com news services
DURHAM, N.C. -- Outfielders Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami and Adam Jones of Baltimore and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey headline the United States' provisional roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
USA Baseball is allowed up to 28 players on the provisional roster and has 27. The roster can change due to injuries etc., but each country's federation must submit a final 28-man roster, including a minimum of 13 pitchers and two catchers, by Feb. 20. Team USA's roster, by position, is as follows:
Pitchers: Dickey, Toronto; Derek Holland, Texas; Craig Kimbrel and Kris Medlen, Atlanta; Chris Perez and Vinnie Pestano, Cleveland; Glen Perkins, Minnesota; Ryan Vogelsong and Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco; Heath Bell, Arizona; Mitchell Boggs, St. Louis; Steve Cishek, Miami; Tim Collins, Kansas City; Luke Gregerson, San Diego.
Outfielders: Braun; Stanton; Jones; Shane Victorino, Boston.
Infielders: David Wright, Mets; Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati; Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia; Mark Teixeira, Yankees; Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay; Willie Bloomquist, Arizona;
Catchers: Joe Mauer, Minnesota; J.P. Arencibia, Toronto; Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee.