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Up to seven players will be present with their teams in the next World Baseball Classic, the list is headed by the stellar Mexican pitcher Julio Urías and Mookie Betts who will play for the ninth United States. It should be noted that the Stars and Stripes team turned its back on Clayton Kershaw for not having an insurance policy to protect him from his constant injuries.
Faced with this reality, the seven players who will be representing their countries in the next World Baseball Classic that will feature figures from the Dodgers will be with Mexico, the United States, Great Britain, and Venezuela; all of them with confirmed elements in their respective rosters for what will be the great event.
Dodgers players who will represent Mexico
As previously cited, Julio Urías He is the one who heads the roster of the Mexican team facing the World Classic, but in addition to the stellar pitcher, there will also be Austin Barnesa receiver who, although he was born in California, always showed his desire to represent the colors of the Aztec team.
Notably Julio Urías will be the starter of the opening game of Mexico against Colombia next March 11 in Arizona.
United States without Clayton Kershaw for the World Classic but with two big names
Despite the fact that Clayton Kershaw ended up being absent from the United States for the World Baseball Classic, Those with the stars and stripes will carry two fundamental elements of the Los Angeles Dodgers such as Mookie Betts and Will Smith.
Will Smith plays catcher but his ERA with the bat is indisputable, he was a key player in the Dodgers’ World Series title in 2020 and has stated that the World Classic is another title he wants to hang in his showcases.
for his part Mookie Betts will be a fundamental piece, a real luxury and is expected to occupy an important place in the United States roster since it arrives with the poster of being one of the maximum figures of the event.
Venezuela adds two Dodgers for the World Classic
For his part, the Venezuelan national team adds two important names from the Dodgers who will be present at the World Baseball Classic. Venezuelan infielder Miguel Rojas, who recently signed an extension with the team, will be present at the contest.
For his part, the gardener David Peralta, who recently signed for a year with the Dodgers, will be another of the team’s players that will be in the World Classic and hopes to contribute with his experience to a Venezuelan team that has names of great importance to fight for the title.
Finally Europe will also have Dodgers representation as 31-year-old outfielder Trayce Thompson has agreed to play for Great Britain during the event.
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