World Baseball Classic: Team USA Contains Willie Bloomquist, Heath Bell

Diamondbacks Willie Bloomquist and Heath Bell were listed as part of the Team USA squad for the World Baseball Classic this morning. The team, which also includes 2011's NL MVP Ryan Braun and the current Cy Young winner. R.A. Dickey, will play its pool games in Phoenix from March 7-10

Pitchers

Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Jeremy Affeldt 41 L-L 6'4" 230 Jun 6, 1979
Heath Bell 21 R-R 6'2" 260 Sep 29, 1977
Mitchell Boggs 41 R-R 6'4" 215 Feb 15, 1984
Steve Cishek 31 R-R 6'6" 215 Jun 18, 1986
Tim Collins 55 L-L 5'7" 165 Aug 21, 1989
R.A. Dickey 43 R-R 6'2" 215 Oct 29, 1974
Luke Gregerson 57 L-R 6'3" 200 May 14, 1984
Derek Holland 45 S-L 6'2" 195 Oct 9, 1986
Craig Kimbrel 46 R-R 5'11" 205 May 28, 1988
Kris Medlen 54 S-R 5'10" 190 Oct 7, 1985
Chris Perez 54 R-R 6'4" 230 Jul 1, 1985
Glen Perkins 15 L-L 6'0" 205 Mar 2, 1983
Vinnie Pestano 52 R-R 6'0" 200 Feb 20, 1985
Ryan Vogelsong 32 R-R 6'4" 215 Jul 22, 1977
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Catchers

Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
J.P. Arencibia 9 R-R 6'0" 205 Jan 5, 1986
Jonathan Lucroy 20 R-R 6'0" 195 Jun 13, 1986
Joe Mauer 7 L-R 6'5" 230 Apr 19, 1983
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Infielders

Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Willie Bloomquist 18 R-R 5'11" 185 Nov 27, 1977
Brandon Phillips 4 R-R 6'0" 200 Jun 28, 1981
Jimmy Rollins 11 S-R 5'8" 180 Nov 27, 1978
Mark Teixeira 25 S-R 6'3" 215 Apr 11, 1980
David Wright 5 R-R 6'0" 210 Dec 20, 1982
Ben Zobrist 18 S-R 6'3" 210 May 26, 1981
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Outfielders

Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Ryan Braun 8 R-R 6'1" 200 Nov 17, 1983
Adam Jones 10 R-R 6'3" 225 Aug 1, 1985
Giancarlo Stanton 27 R-R 6'5" 245 Nov 8, 1989
Shane Victorino 18 S-R 5'9" 190 Nov 30, 1980

The team will be managed by Joe Torre, with the coaches Gerald Perry, Marcel Lachemann, Greg Maddux, Dale Murphy, Willie Randolph, Larry Bowa.

Bloomquist and Bell will be the first Diamondbacks to represent Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, though Bell was also on the 2009 roster, when he was a Padre. Still plenty of options for the other teams, however: last time, there were nine Diamondbacks present in total, including Gerardo Parra (Venezuela), Augie Ojeda (Mexico) and Trent Oeltjen (Australia). So far, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei and Spain have announced their rosters, but no Arizona players have been selected. Not really a shock: I think the only player we've ever had to be born in any of those four countries, was Canadian Danny Klassen.

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