World Classic 2013
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updated: February 22, 9:00 AM ET
Final WBC rosters unveiled
NEW YORK -- Triple Crown winner
, World Series MVP
and Cy Young knuckleballer
are among 45 major league All-Stars on the rosters for the World Baseball Classic.
The final rosters were announced Thursday. The 16-team tournament begins next month.
There are seven players who have won MVP awards, including Cabrera,
Japan won the first two WBC tournaments. This year's Japanese team does not include any players from Major League Baseball.
are among the stars on the U.S. team.
and free agent
lead the Dominican Republic.
The Italian team includes
New York Yankees
minor league Pat Venditte, who is an ambidextrous pitcher.