9 San Francisco Giants on World Baseball Classic rosters of 5 countries
"The World Baseball Classic will have a Giants feel to it. Nine Giants, spread across several countries, were named to preliminary rosters on Thursday.
Giants pitchers Jeremy Affeldt and Ryan Vogelsong are among 27 players on the U.S. roster, while Venezuela listed Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro, third baseman Pablo Sandoval and reliever Jose Mijares on its initial roster. Puerto Rico will feature outfielder Angel Pagan and left-handed reliever Javier Lopez, while right-handers Santiago Casilla (Dominican Republic) and Sergio Romo (Mexico) also were on rosters.
The A’s had one player on the preliminary roster, as left-hander Pedro Figueroa will play for the Dominican Republic.
Other key players on the U.S. roster were the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun, the Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, the New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira and the New York Mets’ David Wright.
The WBC semifinals and final will be held at AT&T Park at March 17-19.
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