Rosters are starting to shape themselves for the upcoming 2013 World Baseball Classic, and several Dodgers will find themselves representing the different countries of the world.
Hanley Ramirez, 3B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Luis Cruz, 3B
Fernando Valenzuela, Coach
Nick Punto, UT
Ronald Belisario, RP
Paco Rodriguez, RP
Felipe Burin, IF*
Peter Moylan, RP*
*denotes minor leaguer
While no Dodgers will represent the United States at the Classic, the team will scrimmage against neighboring country, Mexico on Match 6 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ari.
The United States currently boasts a lineup of players featuring Joe Mauer (Twins), Brandon Phillips (Reds), David Wright (Mets), Ryan Braun (Brewers) and Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins). The American pitchers are Heath Bell (Marlins), R.A. Dickey (Blue Jays), Derek Holland (Rangers) and Craig Kimbrel (Braves).
USA will be a part of Pool D alongside Mexico, Canada and Italy, and will play its first game on March 9 against Mexico at Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks.
The preliminaries and qualifiers will be played at Marlins Park in Miami, with the semifinals and finals being played at AT&T Park, home of the Giants.
MLB Network will be the English-language broadcaster of the tournament; with ESPN Deportes broadcasting the event in Spanish.