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World Baseball Classic
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 00:06

WBCWhen the provisional rosters for the upcoming World Baseball Classic were released in mid-January, it was understood that some players would no longer be set to play by the time the festivities would kick off at the beginning of March.

If you have been keeping track through the injury reports, you will see that several U.S. players will not be representing their country due to various strains and stresses. Add in that several clubs have forced some players off rosters, and the list of players that will eventually suit up this year will be far different.

With the first game of Pool A set to throw out the first pitch of the WBC three days from now on Thurs., March 5 the rosters are pretty much set.

Select Read More to see the most recent players for the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

AUSTRALIA

Pitchers
  • 7 Craig Anderson
  • 23 Travis Blackley
  • 11 Adam Bright
  • 31 Tristan Crawford
  • 38 Joshua Hill
  • 30 Liam Hendriks
  • 15 Paul Mildren
  • 40 Drew Naylor
  • 35 Chris Oxspring
  • 26 Bradley Thomas
  • 19 Richard Thompson
  • 45 David Welch
  • 21 Brendan Wise
Catchers
  • 9 Andrew Graham
  • 29 Joel Naughton
Infielders
  • 3 James Beresford
  • 5 Michael Collins
  • 12 Bradley Harman
  • 20 Luke Hughes
  • 13 Stefan Welch
Outfielders
  • 6 Daniel Berg
  • 1 Mitchell Dening
  • 16 Justin Huber
  • 8 Trent Oeltjen
  • 17 Brett Roneberg
  • 14 Christopher Snelling
Manager
  • 24 Jon Deeble
Coaches
  • 33 Paul Elliott
  • 10 Patrick Kelly
  • 27 Graeme Lloyd
  • 2 Tony Harris
  • 43 Philip Dale

CANADA

Pitchers
  • 17 Phillippe Aumont
  • 35 Chris Begg
  • 26 T.J. Burton
  • 28 Jesse Crain
  • 23 David Davidson
  • 18 Scott Diamond
  • 22 Bryan Dumesnil
  • 31 Steve Green
  • 36 Brooks McNiven
  • 25 Mike Johnson
  • 52 Chris Leroux
  • 32 Vince Perkins
  • 48 Scott Richmond
Catchers
  • 1 Luke Carlin
  • 55 Russell Martin
Infielders
  • 13 Chris Barnwell
  • 29 Shawn Bowman
  • 11 Stubby Clapp
  • 47 Corey Koskie
  • 33 Justin Morneau
  • 4 Peter Orr
  • 24 Mark Teahen
  • 19 Joey Votto
Outfielders
  • 44 Jason Bay
  • 5 Brett Lawrie
  • 12 Matt Stairs
  • 7 Adam Stern
  • 8 Nick Weglarz
Manager
  • 21 Ernie Whitt
Coaches
  • 3 Larry Walker
  • 49 Paul Quantrill
  • 42 Denis Boucher
  • 34 Tim Leiper
  • 27 Greg Hamilton
  • 20 Greg OHalloran

CHINA

Pitchers
  • 15 Tao Bu
  • 3 Junyi Chen
  • 33 Kun Chen
  • 42 Wei Chen
  • 51 Chenhao Li
  • 60 Weiliang Li
  • 11 Kai Liu
  • 17 Jiangang Lu
  • 28 Guoqiang Sun
  • 20 Kangnan Xia
  • 27 Li Zhang
  • 62 Dawei Zhu
  • 7 Xiaotian Zhang
Catchers
  • 19 Chunhua Dong
  • 2 Yang Yang
  • 8 Zhenwang Zhang
Infielders
  • 21 Raymond Chang
  • 30 Fujia Chu
  • 16 Fenglian Hou
  • 31 Delong Jia
  • 10 Guangbiao Liu
  • 55 Jingchao Wang
  • 9 Yufeng Zhang
  • 65 Fujia Zhang
  • Outfielders
  • 5 Hao Chen
  • 88 Fei Feng
  • 1 Lingfeng Sun
  • 25 Chao Wang
Manager
  • 77 Terry Collins
Coaches
  • 66 Brent Strom
  • 9 Yufeng Zhang
  • 72 Aiping Wang
  • 29 Sheng Yi

CHINESE TAIWAN

Pitchers
  • 99 Hung-Wen Chen
  • 51 Chi-Hung Cheng
  • 20 Kai-Wen Cheng
  • 90 Po-Hsuan Keng
  • 12 Chen-Chang Lee
  • 47 Yu-Cheng Liao
  • 11 Yueh-Ping Lin
  • 98 Ko-Chien Lin
  • 81 Po-Yu Lin
  • 48 Chia-Jen Lo
  • 21 Fu-Te Ni
  • 62 Chia-Chun Tang
  • 42 Sung-Wei Tseng
Catchers
  • 34 Chih-Kang Kao
  • 36 I-Feng Kuo
  • 15 Kun-Sheng Lin
Infielders
  • 25 Chih-Hsien Chiang
  • 4 Kuo-Ching Kao
  • 7 Yen-Wen Kuo
  • 10 Han Lin
  • 22 Yi-Chuan Lin
  • 23 Cheng-Min Peng
  • 14 Sheng-Wei Wang
Outfielders
  • 8 Chih-Yao Chan
  • 24 Tai-Chi Kuo
  • 44 Che-Hsuan Lin
  • 31 Wei-Chu Lin
  • 55 Wu-Hsiung Pan
Manager
  • 3 Chih-Shien Yeh
Coaches
  • 88 Tai-Yuan Kuo
  • 70 Wen-Sheng Lu
  • 26 Kuang-Huei Wang
  • 6 Wei-Chen Chen
  • 65 Kun-Han Lin
  • 68 Cheng-Hao Wang

CUBA

Pitchers
  • 52 Alberti Aroldis
  • 17 Vladimir Garcia
  • 48 Yulieski Gonzalez Ledesma
  • 32 Norberto Gonzalez Miranda
  • 59 Ismel Jimenez Santiago
  • 42 Miguel Lahera Betancourt
  • 99 Pedro Luis Lazo Iglesias
  • 72 Ciro Silvino Licea Gonzalez
  • 97 Yunesky Maya Mendiluza
  • 15 Danny Betancourt Chacon
  • 74 Luis Miguel Rodriguez Ricardo
  • 92 Yolexis Ulacia Carrazana
  • 20 Norge Luis Vera Peralta
Catchers
  • 8 Ariel Osvaldo Pestano Valdes
  • 40 Rolando Merino Betancourt
  • 46 Yosbany Peraza Marin
Infielders
  • 14 Joan Carlos Pedroso Brooks
  • 12 Michel Enriquez Tamayo
  • 10 Yulieski Gourriel Castillo
  • 55 Alexander Mayeta Kerr
  • 3 Luis Miguel Nava Gonzalez
  • 28 Hector Olivera Amaro
  • 2 Eduardo Paret Perez
Outfielders
  • 56 Leslie Anderson Stephes
  • 24 Frederich Cepeda Cruz
  • 51 Yoennis Cespedes Milanes
  • 54 Alfredo Despaigne Rodriguez
  • 26 Leonys Martin Tapanes
Manager
  • 39 Higinio Velez
Coaches
  • 41 Francisco Escaurido
  • 22 Enrique Cepero
  • 34 Jose Elosegui
  • 30 Pedro Perez
  • 21 Lourdes Gourreil

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Pitchers
  • 66 Jose Arredondo
  • 51 Juan Cruz
  • 46 Johnny Cueto
  • 38 Ubaldo Jimenez
  • 50 Carlos Marmol
  • 43 Damaso Marte
  • 45 Pedro Martinez
  • 58 Tony Pena
  • 57 Odalis Perez
  • 53 Rafael Perez
  • 35 Edwar Ramirez
  • 41 Jose Veras
  • 36 Edinson Volquez
Catchers
  • 33 Alberto Castillo
  • 21 Miguel Olivo
Infielders
  • 16 Willy Aybar
  • 29 Adrian Beltre
  • 24 Robinson Cano
  • 34 David Ortiz
  • 2 Hanley Ramirez
  • 7 Jose Reyes
  • 13 Alex Rodriguez
  • 10 Miguel Tejada
Outfielders
  • 18 Moises Alou
  • 23 Jose Bautista
  • 15 Nelson Cruz
  • 11 Jose Guillen
  • 3 Willy Taveras
Manager
  • 17 Felipe Alou
Coaches
  • 55 Luis Pujols
  • 32 Mario Soto
  • 6 Junior Noboa
  • 4 Alfredo Griffin
  • 19 Luis Silverio
  • 31 Ramon Henderson

ITALY

Pitchers
  • 51 Philip Barzilla
  • 28 Cody Cillo
  • 35 Christopher Daniel Cooper
  • 40 Roberto Corradini
  • 42 Tiago Da Silva
  • 15 Mark DiFelice
  • 55 Lenny DiNardo
  • 49 Jason Grilli
  • 18 William LaMura
  • 17 Alessandro Maestri
  • 30 Kasey Olenberger
  • 54 Adam Ottavino
  • 29 Dan Serafini
Catchers
  • 64 Francisco Cervelli
  • 10 Vincent Rottino
Infielders
  • 27 Frank Catalanotto
  • 4 Michael Costanzo
  • 34 Davide Dallospedale
  • 14 Alex Liddi
  • 47 Giuseppe Mazzanti
  • 8 Nick Punto
  • 3 Jack Santora
Outfielders
  • 45 Mario Chiarini
  • 20 Peter Ciofrone
  • 9 Andrea De Santis
  • 19 Chris Denorfia
  • 37 Valentino Pascucci
  • 2 Leonardo Zileri
Manager
  • 5 Marco Mazzieri
Coaches
  • 21 Mike Hargrove
  • 26 Tom Trebelhorn
  • 23 Alberto DAuria
  • 1 William Holmberg
  • 31 Mike Piazza
  • 33 Gilberto Gerali

JAPAN

Pitchers
  • 11 Yu Darvish
  • 22 Kyuji Fujikawa
  • 20 Hisashi Iwakuma
  • 19 Minoru Iwata
  • 28 Satoshi Komatsu
  • 14 Takahiro Mahara
  • 18 Daisuke Matsuzaka
  • 47 Toshiya Sugiuchi
  • 15 Masahiro Tanaka
  • 26 Tetsuya Utsumi
  • 16 Hideaki Wahui
  • 31 Shunsuke Watanabe
  • 39 Tetsuya Yamaguchi
Catchers
  • 10 Shinnosuke Abe
  • 29 Yoshiyuki Ishihara
  • 2 Kenji Johjima
Infielders
  • 8 Akinori Iwamura
  • 7 Yasuyuki Kataoka
  • 52 Munenori Kawasaki
  • 25 Shuichi Murata
  • 6 Hiroyuki Nakajima
  • 9 Michihiro Ogasawara
Outfielders
  • 23 Norichika Aoki
  • 1 Kosuke Fukudome
  • 41 Atsunori Inaba
  • 35 Yoshiyuki Kamei
  • 51 Ichiro Suzuki
  • 24 Seiichi Uchikawa
Manager
  • 83 Tatsunori Hara
Coaches
  • 71 Hisashi Yamada
  • 72 Tsutomu Ito
  • 63 Nobuhiro Takashiro
  • 81 Kazunori Shinozuka
  • 92 Tsuyoshi Yoda

SOUTH KOREA

Pitchers
  • 51 Jungkeun Bong
  • 21 Taehyon Chong
  • 41 Doosung Hwang
  • 13 Wonsam Jang
  • 19 Hyun Wook Jong
  • 31 Kwanghyun Kim
  • 11 Jae Woo Lee
  • 20 Seung Ho Lee
  • 12 Chang Yong Lim
  • 17 Seung Hwan Oh
  • 99 Hyunjin Ryu
  • 1 Min Han Son
  • 28 Suk Min Yoon
Catchers
  • 47 Min Ho Kang
  • 26 Kyung Oan Park
Infielders
  • 2 Jeong Choi
  • 8 Keunwoo Jeong
  • 52 Tae Kyun Kim
  • 14 Young Min
  • 10 Dae Ho Lee
  • 16 Ki Hyuk Park
  • 6 Bum Ho Lee
Outfielders
  • 5 Shin Soo Choo
  • 50 Hyun Soo Kim
  • 39 Jong Wook Lee
  • 15 Yongkyu Lee
  • 29 Taek Keun Lee
  • 35 Jin Young Lee
Manager
  • 81 In-Sik Kim
Coaches
  • 80 Sung Han Kim
  • 79 Sangmoon Yang
  • 78 Soon Chul Lee
  • 77 Joong Il Ryu
  • 76 Min Ho Kim
  • 75 Sung Woo Kang

 

MEXICO

Pitchers
  • 56 Luis Ayala
  • 33 Jorge Campillo
  • 48 Francisco Campos
  • 51 David Cortes
  • 45 Elmer Dessens
  • 91 Rafael Diaz
  • 13 Rodrigo Lopez
  • 52 Pablo Ortega
  • 46 Oliver Perez
  • 57 Dennys Reyes
  • 73 Ricardo Rincon
  • 26 Francisco Rodriguez
  • 48 Joakim Soria
Catchers
  • 23 Rod Barajas
  • 35 Miguel Ojeda
Infielders
  • 3 Jorge Cantu
  • 44 Erubiel Durazo
  • 23 Adrian Gonzalez
  • 66 Edgar Gonzalez
  • 50 Agustin Murillo
  • 31 Oscar Robles
  • 18 Freddy Sandoval
  • 38 Jorge Alberto Vazquez
Outfielders
  • 4 Alfredo Amezaga
  • 10 Karim Garcia
  • 25 Jerry Hairston
  • 14 Scott Hairston
  • 11 Augie Ojeda
Manager

 

  • Vinny Castilla

Coaches

  • Fernando Valenzuela
  • Ted Higuera
  • Armando Reynoso
  • Jose Tolentino
  • Ever Magallanes
  • Alfonso Jimenez

NETHERLANDS

Pitchers
  • 25 David Bergman
  • 44 Leon Boyd
  • 19 Rob Cordemans
  • 36 Diegomar Markwell
  • 29 Dennis Neuman
  • 47 Sidney Ponson
  • 31 Alexander Smit
  • 51 Tom Stuifbergen
  • 45 Juan Carlos Sulbaran
  • 3 Berry Van Driel
  • 13 Michiel Van Kampen
  • 56 Rick VandenHurk
  • 9 Pim Walsma
Catchers
  • 24 Sidney De Jong
  • 50 Kenley Jansen
Infielders
  • 40 Sharlon Schoop
  • 12 Sharnol Adriana
  • 2 Yurendell DeCaster
  • 5 Michael Duursma
  • 41 Vince Rooi
  • 35 Randall Simon
  • 43 Curt Smith
  • 4 Hainley Statia
Outfielders
  • 37 Bryan Engelhardt
  • 67 Gregory Halman
  • 21 Eugene Kingsale
  • 27 Danny Rombley
  • 18 Dirk Van't Klooster
Manager
  • Rod Delmonico
Coaches
  • James (Jim) Stoeckel
  • Rik Aalbert(Bert) Blyleven
  • Bill Froberg
  • Eitel (Wim) Martinus
  • Hensley Meulens
  • Ben Thijssen

PANAMA

Pitchers
  • 23 Manuel Acosta
  • 16 Abraham Atencio
  • 12 Manuel Campos
  • 14 Yeliar Castro
  • 27 Bruce Chen
  • 36 Manuel Corpas
  • 25 Jorge Cortes
  • 21 Paolo Espino
  • 15 Rafael Medina
  • 81 Gilberto Mendez
  • 38 Ramiro Mendoza
  • 26 Eliecer Navarro
  • 27 Arquimedes Nieto
Catchers
  • 8 Damaso Espino
  • 19 Cesar A. Quintero
  • 51 Carlos J. Ruiz
Infielders
  • 35 Avelino Asprilla
  • 28 Javier Castillo
  • 22 Angel A. Chavez
  • 26 Audes De Leon
  • 6 Kevin Ramos
  • 2 Ruben Tejada
  • 42 Julio Zuleta
Outfielders
  • 4 Earl Agnoly
  • 63 Luis Durango
  • 45 Carlos N. Lee
  • 28 Ruben Rivera
  • 20 Concepcion Rodriguez
Manager
  • 11 Hector Lopez
Coaches
  • 53 Ricardo Medina
  • 56 Lenin Picota
  • 24 Allan Lewis
  • 43 Luis Ortiz
  • 5 Luis Molina

PUERTO RICO

Pitchers
  • 36 Giancarlo Alvarado
  • 25 Pedro Feliciano
  • 27 Nelson Figueroa
  • 44 Carlos Gutierrez
  • 48 Javier Lopez
  • 77 Ivan Maldonado
  • 52 Rabell "Saul" Rivera
  • 34 Orlando Roman
  • 16 J.C. Romero
  • 53 Jonathan Sanchez
  • 45 Ian Snell
  • 33 Javier Vazquez
  • 38 Fernando Cabrera
  • 31 Josue Matos
Catchers
  • 4 Yadier Molina
  • 7 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 18 Geovany Soto
Infielders
  • 10 Michael Aviles
  • 13 Alex "Jose" Cora
  • 21 Carlos Delgado
  • 26 Angel "Andy" Gonzalez
  • 2 Felipe Lopez
  • 12 Ramon Vazquez
Outfielders
  • 51 Bernie Williams
  • 15 Carlos Beltran
  • 43 Hiram Bocachica
  • 23 Jesus Feliciano
  • 19 Alex Rios
Manager
  • Jose Oquendo
Coaches
  • Carlos Arroyo
  • Eduardo Perez
  • Ivan DeJesus
  • Jose "Charlie" Montoyo
  • Gil Rondon
  • Julio "Jerry" Morales

SOUTH AFRICA

Pitchers
  • 30 Alessio Angelucci
  • 35 Barry Armitage
  • 27 Matthew Dancer
  • 15 Shannon Ekermans
  • 37 Jared Elario
  • 14 Justin Erasmus
  • 19 Donavon Hendricks
  • 76 Gavin Jeffries
  • 31 Dylan Lindsay
  • 13 Jacobus Mostert
  • 73 Hein Robb
  • 25 Darryn Smith
  • 3 Robert Verschuren
Catchers
  • 18 Kyle Botha
  • 88 Karl Weitz
  • 9 Terence White
Infielders
  • 1 Justin Lazarus
  • 28 Gift Ngoepe
  • 7 Anthony Phillips
  • 2 Johnathan Phillips
  • 22 Allan Randall
  • 23 Brett Willemburg
Outfielders
  • 6 Martin Gordon
  • 11 Moegamat-Zaid Hendricks
  • 42 Richard Holgate
  • 26 Gavin Ray
  • 20 Paul Rutgers
  • 38 Ashley Scott
Manager
  • Rick Magnate
Coaches
  • Lee Smith
  • Brian McArn
  • Mike Randall
  • Neil Adonis
  • Alan Phillips

UNITED STATES

Pitchers
  • 52 Heath Bell
  • 51 Jonathan Broxton
  • 40 Brian Fuentes
  • 34 John Grabow
  • 46 Jeremy Guthrie
  • 38 Joel Hanrahan
  • 42 LaTroy Hawkins
  • 39 J.P. Howell
  • 33 Ted Lilly
  • 29 Matt Lindstrom
  • 36 x-Joe Nathan
  • 44 Roy Oswalt
  • 22 Jake Peavy
  • 23 J.J. Putz
  • 52 x-B.J. Ryan
  • 62 Scot Shields
  • 37 Matt Thornton
  • 31 Brad Ziegler
Catchers
  • 26 Chris Iannetta
  • 16 Brian McCann
Infielders
  • 7 Mark DeRosa
  • 2 Derek Jeter
  • 10 Chipper Jones
  • 15 Dustin Pedroia
  • 1 Jimmy Rollins
  • 4 David Wright
  • 21 Kevin Youkilis
Outfielders
  • 18 Ryan Braun
  • 17 Adam Dunn
  • 28 Curtis Granderson
  • 9 x-Brad Hawpe
  • 24 x-Grady Sizemore
  • 50 Shane Victorino
Manager
  • 5 Davey Johnson
Coaches
  • 27 Marcel Lachemann
  • 8 Reggie Smith
  • 20 Mike Schmidt
  • 11 Barry Larkin
  • 3 Bill Ripken
  • 30 Mel Stottlemyre

VENEZUELA

Pitchers
  • 63 Ivan Blanco
  • 43 Francisco Butto
  • 40 Armando Galarraga
  • 52 Victor Garate
  • 54 Enrique Gonzalez
  • 59 Felix Hernandez
  • 61 Jose Mijares
  • 16 Victor Moreno
  • 44 Orber Moreno
  • 75 Francisco Rodriguez
  • 52 Carlos Silva
  • 31 Victor Zambrano
  • 38 Carlos Zambrano
Catchers
  • 21 Henry Blanco
  • 19 Ramon Hernandez
  • 51 Max Ramirez
Infielders
  • 24 Miguel Cabrera
  • 3 Cesar Izturis
  • 4 Jose Lopez
  • 7 Luis Maza
  • 6 Melvin Mora
  • 12 Marco Scutaro
Outfielders

  • 53 Bob Abreu
  • 11 Gregor Blanco
  • 47 Endy Chavez
  • 2 Carlos Guillen
  • 30 Magglio Ordonez
  • 1 Gerardo Parra
Manager
  • 8 Luis Sojo
Coaches
  • 41 Andres Galarraga
  • 20 Tony Armas
  • 34 Omar Malave
  • 5 Oscar Escobar
  • 10 Roberto Espinoza
  • 33 Luis Dorante

X - Injuried

Source: The Associated Press


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