Several former Fisher Cats officially received the news this
week they would be suiting up for their home county in the World
addition to J.P. Arencibia,
who will dress for Team USA
for the second time in ten years, four ex-Fisher Cats will appear in
Classic beginning in early March.
Yan Gomes and Brazil
are the surprise entry in
the 16-team tournament after winning their qualifier last month.
Gomes played a key role,
earning top player
honors during the qualifying run.
Henderson Alvarez, now with the Miami Marlins, will be a
part of the pitching staff for what should be one of the favorites, Venezuela
Alvarez' team will
also feature Triple Crown
Winner and American League MVP Miguel Cabrera.
Three players are slated to pitch for Team Canada
- Scott Richmond,
Shawn Hill, and Trystan Magnuson. Richmond
, who will pitch in Korea
this season, is on Canada
roster for the second time, although he didn't pitch in 2009.
Magnuson, a Fisher Cats
reliever in 2012, will
make his first appearance in the WBC.
who pitched in New Hampshire
in 2010, is now in the Tigers organization.
The World Baseball Classic runs from March 2-19.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.