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USA Baseball announced today that Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been added to the U.S. roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Hosmer, 23, recorded 14 home runs and 60 RBI in 2012, his second season in the Major Leagues. He batted .389 for Team USA at the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico.
Hosmer joins Royals left-handed reliever Tim Collins on Team USA. The Royals now have a total of nine players on 2013 World Baseball Classic rosters: Hosmer, Collins, left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino (Dominican Republic), right-handed pitchers Kelvin Herrera (Dominican Republic) and Luis Mendoza (Mexico), catcher Salvador Perez (Venezuela), infielders Irving Falu (Puerto Rico) and Miguel Tejada (Dominican Republic); and outfielder Paulo Orlando (Brazil).
Hopefully you had a chance to watch some of the World Baseball Classic this weekend. Kansas City catcher Miguel Olivo slammed a pair of home runs as the Dominican Republic rebounded from a loss to the Netherlands with a 9-0 rout of Panama.
On the Spring Training front, Kansas City plated all of their runs in the first inning yesterday en route to a 7-1 win over Milwaukee. Today’s game is against the Cubs at HoHoKam Park in Mesa. The contest will air on 610 Sports in Kansas City and on royals.com with a subscription to Gameday Audio. Here’s the lineup:
Mitch Maier – CF
Willie Bloomquist – 2B
Shane Costa – LF
Mike Jacobs – 1B
Billy Butler – DH
Alex Gordon – 3B
John Buck – C
Ross Gload – RF
Tony Pena, Jr. – SS
Brian Bannister – RHP
Luke Hochevar – RHP
Kyle Farnsworth – RHP
Joel Peralta – RHP
Photo credit – Fernando Llano/AP
The Royals rolled to a 14-5 win over San Francisco on Monday. Today, the Boys in Blue host Cleveland for the first time in Arizona. The Tribe just moved into a new facility in nearby Goodyear. Zack Greinke takes the mound. He will be followed by five pitchers looking to fill bullpen spots. Today’s game can be heard on 610 Sports in Kansas City or on royals.com with a subscription to Gameday Audio. Here is your KC lineup:
RHP Robinson Tejeda
RHP Kyle Farnsworth
LHP Ron Mahay
LHP Jimmy Gobble
RHP Doug Waechter
Several Royals will be playing in exhibition games in Florida today as they prepare for the World Baseball Classic. Jose Guillen and Miguel Olivo will represent the Dominican Republic, which will play the Florida Marlins in Jupiter. Mark Teahen and his Canadian teammates head to Dunedin to play Toronto. Newly signed Royal Bruce Chen and the Panamanian team will face Atlanta at Lake Buena Vista. Lenny DiNardo and Team Italy will play the Nationals in Viera, while Mike Aviles and the Puerto Rico team will play Minnesota at Lee County. Mexico (Joakim Soria) and South Africa (prospect Dylan Lindsay) will play exhibition games on Wednesday in Arizona. We wish all of these players well in the WBC!