The Atlanta Braves will have four players participating in the World Baseball Classic in 2013, which is double the players they had play last year.
This year, Ramiro Pena, first baseman, will be playing for Mexico, Martin Prado, outfielder, will be playing for Venezuela, Andrelton Simmons, shortstop, will be playing for the Netherlands and Craig Kimbrel, pitcher, will be playing for the U.S.A.
Kris Medlen, pitcher, initially agreed to play, but withdrew so he will be able to see the birth of his upcoming child.
Simmons will be the first Braves player to play. On March 2, the Netherlands will play Korea, then on the days following the Netherlands will play Chinese Taipei and then Australia.
Prado will be the next player participating because Venezuela will play the Dominican Republic on March 7, then Puerto Rico on the 9th and Spain on the 10th.
Also playing on March 7 is Pena for Mexico against Italy. On March 8, teammates will face off when Pena will playing against Kimbrel when Mexico plays the United States. The next day Mexico will be playing Canada.
On March 9, Kimbrel and the U.S.A. team will play Italy and the next day they are set to play Canada.