Red Sox players participating in 2023 World Baseball Classic originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Red Sox will be well-represented at the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
Rafael Devers is among 10-12 Red Sox players set to participate in the tournament. The star third baseman, who signed a 10-year contract extension worth $313.5 million in January, will represent the Dominican Republic.
Middle infielder Trevor Story was supposed to play for Team USA, but offseason elbow surgery could force him to miss most if not all of the 2023 MLB season. Rookie first baseman Triston Casas, who dealt with some injury scare of his own, is not expected to play for Team Puerto Rico.
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Pitchers and catchers participating in the World Baseball Classic are scheduled to report to Fort Myers, Fla. for spring training on Feb. 13. Position players participating have a report date of Feb. 16.
The World Baseball Classic begins with the pool stage on March 8 with Pool A in Taiwan, Pool B in Japan, Pool C in Phoenix, and Pool D in Miami. For the full list of teams and a look at the bracket, go here.
The quarterfinals will be held in Japan and Miami. The semifinals and finals will be in Miami with the championship game taking place on March 21.
Here is the list of Red Sox players expected to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
*Note: Christian Arroyo and Kenley Jansen are considered "maybes".
3B Rafael Devers, Dominican Republic
LF Masataka Yoshida, Japan
UTIL Kiké Hernández, Puerto Rico
RHP Nick Pivetta, Canada
RF Alex Verdugo, Mexico
C Jorge Alfaro, Colombia
LHP Richard Bleier, Israel
UTIL Ceddanne Rafaela, Netherlands
LHP Ryan Sherriff, Israel
2B Christian Arroyo, Puerto Rico*
RHP Kenley Jansen, Netherlands* (could join in semifinals)