15 Detroit Tigers named to World Baseball Classic Rosters

Tonight the rosters for the World Baseball Classic were announced on the MLB Network. The tournament has been held three times since its modern inception in 2006. Games on March 6,  2017,  starting in Seoul, South Korea. Team U.S.A. will kick off action that Friday, March 10 at 6:00 PM EST, against Columbia.

Fifteen Detroit Tigers, some who on the MLB roster and others who haven't cracked it yet, are represented on seven of the competing teams.  The most Tigers representation falls on Team Venezuela. Here's the complete list:

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Team U.S.A.:

  • Ian Kinsler (2B)
  • Michael Fulmer (P-Designated Pitchers Pool)
  • Alex Wilson (RP-Designated Pitchers Pool)

Note: The designated pitchers pool allows each Federation Team to designated extra pitching arms that can be added to their rosters once they have made it out of the first round. For a complete explanation of the rule, click here.

Team Venezuela:

  • Miguel Cabrera (1B)
  • Victor Martinez (DH)
  • Francisco Rodriguez (RP)
  • Bruce Rondon (RP)
  • Arcenio Leon (P, signed by Detroit October 2016)

Team Puerto Rico:

  • Joe Jimenez (RP)

Team Canada:

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  • Dustin Molleken (P)
  • Daniel Pinero (SS-Connecticut Tigers A level)

Team Mexico:

  • Efren Navarro (1B/OF- signed by Detroit January 2017)

Team Columbia:

  • William Cuevas (P-signed by Detroit December 2016)

Team Australia:

  • Travis Blackley (P-signed by Detroit December 2016)
  • Warwick Saupold (P)
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