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Ready for more WBC thrills and chills

Team USA opens second-round action Tuesday night against Puerto Rico

Updated: March 12, 2013, 3:57 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer is having more fun than a baseball player should rightfully be allowed in spring training.

First off, he gets to return to his native South Florida this week and play before friends, relatives and former Plantation High School teammates who choose to buy tickets for the World Baseball Classic. He also gets to wear those cool red, white and blue duds for at least a few more days before rejoining his full-time employers, the Royals, back ...

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