Every Los Angeles Dodgers Player Playing in the World Baseball Classic for 2023
The 2023 World Baseball Classic is set to kick off this week and the Dodgers organization will be well represented across several teams. As of Monday, March 6, here are the 7 Dodgers who are on the 40-man roster and what countries they’ll be representing.
- Mookie Betts and Will Smith will play for Team USA.
- Austin Barnes and Julio Urias will play for Team Mexico.
- Freddie Freeman will play for Team Canada.
- Trayce Thompson is joining Team Great Britain.
- David Peralta will play for Team Venezuela.
Clayton Kershaw was originally slated to pitch for Team USA but was unable to secure insurance coverage for the event. Additionally, infielder Miguel Rojas was set to join Team Venezuela but made the decision to remain with the Dodgers as he assumes the role as the starting shortstop from the injured Gavin Lux.
On the minor league and non-roster side of guys, LHP Adam Kolarek is pitching Team Israel, OF Jose Ramos will join Team Panama, and Liam Doolan will pitch for Team Australia.
How Long Does the WBC Last?
The tournament runs for two weeks from Tuesday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 21. Pool C of the first round of the tourney will feature the most Dodgers representation with the USA, Mexico, Canada, and the Great Britain teams playing from March 11-15 in Arizona.
While these guys are out, the rest of the Dodgers will continue preparing for the regular season during the Cactus League season.
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