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!
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