April 20, 2014

Espinosa and Bernadina to play in World Baseball Classic

Eight Washington Nationals were named to the World Baseball Classic (WBC) roster today, however, only two are on the 40-man roster. Danny Espinosa will represent Team Mexico and Roger Bernadina will represent Team Netherlands in March. Good luck Espi and Shark!

Roger Bernadina hustles to first and beats the throw from Chase Utley - Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, July 31, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Roger Bernadina hustles to first and beats the throw from Chase Utley – Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, July 31, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones GIDP: Zim to Espi to LaRoche. Nick Markakis out at 2nd, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones GIDP: Zim to Espi to LaRoche. Nick Markakis out at 2nd, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

Press Release:

Eight Nationals were named today to participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be played in March 2013. Leading the way are second baseman Danny Espinosa and outfielder Roger Bernadina. Espinosa will play for Mexico while Bernadina will represent the Netherlands.

The WBC is the premier international baseball tournament, and features the best players in the world competing for their home countries and territories. More than 1.5 million fans from all over the world have attended the tournament games, held in March 2006 and 2009.

Complete list of Nationals participants:

• Roger Bernadina – Netherlands
• Robbie Cordemans* – Netherlands
• Danny Espinosa – Mexico
• Spencer Kieboom* – Netherlands
• Adrián Nieto* – Spain
• Randolph Oduber* – Netherlands
• Matthew Torra* – Italy
• James Van Ostrand* – Canada

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