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Sunday, January 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES—Veteran starting pitchers R.A. Dickey and Andy Pettitte plus star closers Craig Kimbrel and Chris Perez are among top major leaguers who have committed to play for Team USA in the WBC.
Bullpen stars Luke Gregerson, Perez’s Indians teammate Vinnie Pestano, and veteran outfielder Shane Victorino are among others added to Team USA, which will be managed by Joe Torre.
Mets third baseman David Wright, Twins catcher Joe Mauer, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and Orioles center fielder Adam Jones are among other stars who committed to Team USA. Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton also has committed to play for Team USA.
Another major pitcher or two is considering joining the team but it will depend on a few outside factors. The entire Team USA will be unveiled Thursday.
Heyman, you talk about “top major leaguers” in the WBC and you bury Mauer, Wright, Braun, Jones and Stanton in the third paragraph?
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