The Mexican team announced its lineup for the debut in the World Baseball Classic against Colombia in what will be the beginning of the fifth edition of the tournament. The Mexican team will not save anything and will come out with a lot of offense for the first match.
The lineup for Mexico will be as follows:
- Randy Arozarena – Left Fielder
- Alex Verdugo – Right Fielder
- Joey Meneses – Designated Hitter
- Rowdy Tellez – First Base
- Isaac Paredes – Third Base
- Luis Urías – Second Base
- Alan Trejo – Shortstop
- Alex Thomas – Center Fielder
- Austin Barnes – Receiver
The Mexican team will play at 2:30 pm ET and 11:30 am Los Angeles time at Chase Field of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Among the first three bats in Mexico, they connected 34 home runs in the 2022 season, with Randy Arozarena with the most home runs with 20.
on the mound, Julio Urías will pitch for the Mexican team and drum with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate, Austin Barnes. The culichi comes from having his best season of his career in 2022 where he finished as a finalist for the National League Cy Young Award.
Pitchers are restricted to 65 pitches during the first round of the World Classic Therefore, the relief pitchers will be important for the Mexican team during the first phase of the tournament in search of classification.
For its part, Colombia also presented its lineup against Mexico, which also has strong hitters. Notable players include Jorge Alfaro, who was chosen as Most Valuable Player in the Dominican Republic winter Baseball final, Harold Ramírez of the Tampa Bay Rays and Gio Urshela of the Minnesota Twins.
Below is the line-up for Colombia for the game against Mexico:
1- Oscar Mercado JC
2.- Harold Ramirez JD
3.- Gio Urshela 3B
4.- Jorge Alfaro BD
5.- Elias Diaz C
6.- Reynaldo Rodríguez 1B
7.- Jordan Diaz 2B
8.- Jesus Marriaga JI
9.- Dayan Frías SS
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