The World Baseball Classic is underway and the Dodgers will be represented on various teams.

Italy, Puerto Rico and Mexico are among the squads that will carry Dodgers on the roster.

That doesn’t include Adrian Gonzalez, who is expected to soon depart Camelback Ranch to join Team Mexico. Julio Urias will miss the first round, but he said he still hopes to join Mexico later. That decision falls on Los Angeles.

Sergio Romo aced his first tests, dominating opponents in his couple of appearances this spring. The Dodgers have to be satisfied with how sharp he’s been so far, and Romo appears locked in to setting up for Kenley Jansen.

Alex Verdugo hit a mammoth homer two weekends ago, but his absence has minimal effect on the MLB roster.

Team USA plays Colombia March 10 at 6 p.m. The championship, which will be held March 20-22, is hosted at Dodger Stadium.

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