This Friday (12), Major League Baseball announced that Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper will represent Team USA in the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The competition is expected to start in March next year.
This will be the first time Harper, the reigning National League MVP, will play for his country in the WBC. He will share the outfield with fellow Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout. He was announced as the captain of the US team last month. Names like Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Paul Goldschmidt have also shown interest in representing the US team at the tournament.
Team USA is the reigning WBC champion and is scheduled to make its debut at Chase Field in Phoenix on March 11 next year. Their opponents are Mexico, Colombia and Canada, with a fifth nation yet to be decided in the qualifiers.
Harper, 29, is hitting .318/.385/.599 with 48 runs scored and 15 home runs in 64 games so far. The player is present On the injured list due to a thumb injury.
This will be the first edition of the WBC since 2017, after the 2020 edition was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, were revealed Match schedule and format.
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