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Team USA World Baseball Classic roster announced

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Here is the Team USA provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic announced Thursday. There are no White Sox on the roster. Sox pitcher Jesse Crain was named to the Canadian team, outfielder Alex Rios and pitcher Hector Santiago will play for Puerto Rico and Sox pitching prospects Andre Rienzo and Andy Gonzalez will play for Brazil and Puerto Rico, respectively.

Team USA:

Jeremy Affeldt - San Francisco Giants - LHP

J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays - C

Heath Bell - Arizona Diamondbacks - RHP

Willie Bloomquist - Arizona Diamondbacks - UTL

Mitchell Boggs - St. Louis Cardinals - RHP

Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers - OF

Steve Cishek - Miami Marlins - RHP

Tim Collins - Kansas City Royals - LHP

R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays - RHP

Luke Gregerson - San Diego Padres - RHP

Derek Holland - Texas Rangers - LHP

Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles - OF

Craig Kimbrel - Atlanta Braves - RHP

Jonathan Lucroy - Milwaukee Brewers - C

Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins - C

Kris Medlen - Atlanta Braves - RHP

Chris Perez - Cleveland Indians - RHP

Glen Perkins - Minnesota Twins - LHP

Vinnie Pestano - Cleveland Indians - RHP

Brandon Phillips - Cincinnati Reds - IF

Jimmy Rollins - Philadelphia Phillies - IF

Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins - OF

Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees - IF

Shane Victorino - Boston Red Sox - OF

Ryan Vogelsong - San Francisco Giants - RHP

David Wright - New York Mets - IF

Ben Zobrist - Tampa Bay Rays - UTL


All 16 teams have until Feb. 20 to file formal rosters. Team USA has to make one addition to its 15-man pitching staff. The team will be managed by Joe Torre.

Important dates: The first round is March 2-6 in Japan, March 2-5 in Taiwan, March 7-10 in Puerto Rico and March 7-10 in Phoenix. The second round is March 8-12 in Japan and March 12-16 in Miami. The semifinals and finals are March 17-19 in San Francisco.

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