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9 Cardinal Players named to 2023 World Baseball Classic Rosters

ST. LOUIS, Mo – The St. Louis Cardinals announced, in conjunction with the unveiling of the final rosters last evening on MLB Network, that 19 players from the organization have been named to 2023 World Baseball Classic team rosters, the most of any Major League team.

The 19 players, 13 of which have played in the Major Leagues, will represent 11 of the 20 participating countries, including multiple representatives for Team USA, Colombia, Great Britain, Mexico, and Panama.

Each team roster includes up to 30 active players, including at least 14 pitchers and two catchers.  In addition, federations may identify a designated pool of up to eight additional pitchers who are eligible to participate in one or more consecutive rounds.

Thirteen players from the Cardinals 40-player roster will take part in the fifth edition of the World Baseball Classic.

Other roster selections of note include Lars Nootbaar, who becomes the first non-Japanese born player to be selected to play and represent Japan’s national team (eligible to play for Japan through his mother, who is of Japanese descent) and Tommy Edman, who becomes the first non-Korean native to play for the county (eligible to play for Korea through his mother, who was born in South Korea).

A full list of the 19 St. Louis Cardinals players participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic can be found below.

FED Player Org. 40-Man Pos. Final Roster
USA Arenado, Nolan STL Yes 2B Yes
DOM Cabrera, Génesis STL Yes LHR Pitcher Pool
KOR Edman, Tommy STL Yes 3B Yes
MEX Gallegos, Giovanny STL Yes RHR Yes
USA Goldschmidt, Paul STL Yes 1B Yes
PAN Herrera, Iván STL Yes C Yes
PAN Jones, Leonard (LJ) STL No OF Yes
GBR King, Joseph STL No RHS Yes
GBR Koperniak, Matt STL No RF Yes
ISR Mendlinger, Noah STL No 3B Yes
COL Mercado, Óscar STL No CF Yes
USA Mikolas, Miles STL Yes RHS Yes
JPN Nootbaar, Lars STL Yes OF Yes
CAN O’Neill, Tyler STL Yes LF Yes
ITA Pallante, Neil (Andre) STL Yes RHS Yes
PAN Pereira, Wilfredo STL No RHS Yes
MEX Romero, Joseph (JoJo) STL Yes LHR Yes
USA Wainwright, Adam STL Yes RHS Yes
COL Zuniga, Guillermo STL Yes RHS Yes

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