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DeRosa on first for Team USA

Injuries force move before semifinal matchup against Japan

Updated: March 22, 2009, 1:27 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- If you hold an American passport, own a glove and live in Southern California (and aren't represented by Scott Boras), you might want to stop by Dodger Stadium for tonight's World Baseball Classic semifinal between the U.S. and Japan, just in case.

After losing four players to injury in earlier rounds, the U.S. plays tonight with less than a full roster. And because of injuries to both Kevin Youkilis and his replacement on the provisional roster, Derrek Lee, U.S. manager ...

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