The 2023 World Baseball Classic presented by MLB is poised to be one of the best in the entire history of the King of Sport, as several star players have announced their participation in the tournament.
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MLB: Mexico announces GM, manager and first two confirmed stars for World Classic
many countries such as the United States, the Dominican Republic or Puerto RicoHave already announced many of their star players, managers and executives, just to mention a few To play the 2023 World Baseball Classic, lack of selection among that group Mexicowho was the announcement of star pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers Julio UriasThere was silence from Mexican baseball officials, to participate. Till date.
As announced by the Mexican Baseball Federation (Fembe), former MLB pitcher, Rodrigo López, will be the general manager in charge of the Tricolor team for the 2023 World Classic, a member of the management of the Arizona Diamondbacks that today hosts Chase Field, where Mexico will play the group stage of the tournament.
In other significant announcements, it was confirmed that the coach of the Los Angeles Angels and manager of Tomateros de Culiacán in the Mexican Pacific League, Benjamin Gil, is the pilot selected to lead the Mexican national team for the Clásico, who has international experience. Even after leading the tricolor Olympic team at Tokyo 2020.
In addition to the announcement of Julio Uriás to play Mexico in the next World Classic, it was also confirmed that Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, Randy Arozerena, would play with the tricolor in the tournament, after the original player Cuba was acquired by the Mexicans. As of their letter of naturalization, the first two on the roster are being confirmed.
World Classic: They filter the names of 5 other MLB stars who will play Puerto Rico
have about six months to go before world baseball classicWhich will happen in March 2023. Some of the delegations participating in the said international tournament have announced their luxury reinforcements which will fight face to face between the best national teams.
In the case of Puerto Ricohas already confirmed that many Major League Baseball stars will proudly wear the uniform ninth boricuaAmong them: Javier “Mago” Baez (IF), Carlos Correa (IF), Edwin “Sugar” Diaz (LD) and Marcus Strowman (LD).
other Five players who can join the roster According to ESPN reporter and columnist Marly Rivera, the representatives of “Island of Enchantment” are: Francisco Lindor (IF), Seth Lugo (LD), Michel Givens (LD), Tomas Nido (C) and Michael Perez (C)
In case you haven’t noticed, the five players mentioned above play for the New York Mets. In such a way that the organization of the Queens would contribute half a dozen elements, including Edwin Diaz, close to the star, to board the Puerto Rican ship.
World Baseball Classic: Former Yankees star catcher to represent Dominican Republic at WBC 2023
Dominican Republic Roster for World Baseball Classic ,WBC) continues to take shape. now who did your partnering officer With the selection of this nation in 2023 is Gary Sanchez, Former New York Yankees Catcher In MLB he joins figures such as Rafael Devers and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for an event organized by WBSC.
Gary Sanchez has become the most recent player to confirm his appearance at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) where he can serve as a star catcher for the Dominican Republic.
The news was made official through the Dominican Federation’s social network and the now receiver of the Minnesota Twins sent fans a message requesting their support for the fair.
“I want to congratulate all baseball fans, especially the people of the Dominican Republic. I hope they support us in the 2023 Classic,” were the words of El Kraken.
Gary Sanchez has eight years of experience in the Major Leagues. In these, he is dressed in the colors of the New York Yankees and Twins. He has been a two-time All-Star player and won the Silver Slugger in 2017.
MLB: Another All-Star Announces He’ll Participate in the World Classic with Puerto Rico
Next year’s World Baseball Classic will have a magical touch, on Wednesday, Javier “The Magician” Bezo Announced its commitment to represent Puerto Rico at the 2023 event. The infielder took part in the 2017 Clasico, when the Puerto Rican finished. Second place after losing the final against the United States team.
Although Baez has struggled this year, hitting .230/.272/.369, hitting .230/.272/.369 in his first year with the Tigers, the 29-year-old slugger still has power in his bat, he has now Has scored 24 doubles and 12 home runs till date.
Puerto Rico is hopeful that Baez can regain the form he showed at the 2017 event, when he was selected as part of the All World Baseball Classic team. That year, he batted .296, scored five runs, stole four bases and made one of the most memorable plays of the Classic when he blindly tagged Nelson Cruz, celebrating before being dismissed.
Puerto Rico, who finished second in the last two editions of the tournament, will look to win the coveted title starting in Group D, which it will share with Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Israel and one of the teams coming out . Qualifiers.
MLB: All-Star Closer Announces He’s Moving to Clasico With Puerto Rico
Let the trumpet sound! Yes, the Mets Close Edwin Diazzo – which has become a sensation this season thanks to its effectiveness Saves when entering to throw under the beat of the song “Narco” out of 1.52 and 29 – has agreed to pitch for the Puerto Rican national team in the future The World Baseball Classic will be played in March.
This will be the close’s second participation in the event. Díaz saved two games and scored nine runs in 5 1/3 innings in the 2017 championship, with Puerto Rico finishing second. Diaz announced shortly after Cubs starter Marcus Strowman announced that he would no longer pitch for the United States team—with whom he was the 2017 WBC MVP—to no longer wear the Puerto Rican jersey.
Shortstop Carlos Correa and first baseman Jose Miranda, both twins, also announced their desire to play for the Puerto Rican national team. Puerto Ricans are on their way to their first title, after finishing as runners-up in 2013 and 2017. However, the official roster will not be announced until the Major League season is over.
Puerto Rico will play against the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Israel and the winner of one of the two qualifying tournaments yet to be played in Group D at Lone Depot Park from March 11-15.