Who is representing the Phillies in the World Baseball Classic?
The Phillies will have 10 players from their organization at the World Baseball Classic:
- Catcher Tim Kennelly (Australia),
- Infielder Lucas Rojo (Brazil),
- Right-hand pitcher Phillippe Aumont (Canada),
- Outfielder Tyson Gillies (Canada),
- Left-hand pitcher Jay Johnson (Canada),
- Infielder Pete Orr (Canada),
- Right-hand pitcher Rodrigo Lopez (Mexico),
- Catcher Sebastian Valle (Mexico),
- Shortstop Jimmy Rollins (Usa) and
- Left-hand pitcher Cesar Jimenez (Venezuela).
Phillies first-base coach Juan Samuel will be coaching with the Dominican Republic.
Ernie Whitt, who is the Phillies’ Minor League catching coordinator, will manage Canada.
What are the players saying about the World Baseball Classic?
The World Baseball Classic inspires mixed feelings; it makes for a long schedule for spring training. It’s supposed to be for the “World Cup” of baseball, but Major League Baseball has refused to interrupt its regular season.
What are MLB teams saying?
There is some inconvenience for MLB teams.