We already know that Fernando Rodney will play for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. And this morning, the MLB Network announced that Ben Zobrist is one of 13 position players named to Team USA.

Here is the full roster…

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  1. Brianknowsbest says:

    Not an overwhelming team

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  2. Brent says:

    LOL, they have him listed at the "UT" spot, lil' does others know outside the bay area, team USA got the best "UT" guy in baseball, big ups to Zobrilla!

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  3. Dave L says:

    Perfect guy to compliment any team. I love the WBC. Makes it all the more worth watching.

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  4. Erick says:

    Never realized Giancarlo was American, especially after name change. Also not a very impressive pitching staff.

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  5. Erick says:

    Zobrist should be the starting RF with Stanton being the DH.

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    • Dave L says:

      Dont take labelling Zobrist a utility player as any kind of slight. Its just a recognition he is more flexible defensively than other players. It doesnt mean he is a backup per se, this doesnt give any indication who would start as a position player. Half the roster wouldn't be a bad DH.

      Nice thing about the WBC is its not based on the superstars. Its based on who really wants to be there and who wants to come to play and win.

      A more Wow lineup would not perform better IMO.

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  6. Drew says:

    Does anyone else find it hilarious that John Jaso just got traded for Mike Morse? And we ended up with a relief pitcher who has pitched 3.1 innings?

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  7. Don says:

    Great...Zobrist gets hurt...Longo plays his 80 games...the Rays may never score a run...
    Drew... see my comments on Jaso on morse deal..My man Friedman...

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  8. George says:

    I'd rather dh braun and play zobrist in left since giancarlo is actually a pretty good defensive right fielder

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