Scherzer, Posey, McCutchen com­mit to play at WBC

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS - SPORTS BRIEFS

OXON HILL, MD. | NL Cy Young Award win­ner Max Scherzer and pre­vi­ous MVPs Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen are among the top play­ers con­firmed to play for the United States at the 2017 World Base­ball Clas­sic. Ma­jor League Base­ball an­nounced the ini­tial list of 30 play­ers set for the tour­na­ment, which takes place in March. Among them are 24 All-Stars.

Join­ing Scherzer, Posey and McCutchen for the U.S. are right-handed pitcher Chris Archer, third base­man Nolan Are­nado and out­fielder Adam Jones.

Manny Machado, Robinson Cano, Adrian Bel­tre, Nel­son Cruz and Dellin Be­tances will play for the de­fend­ing cham­pion Do­mini­can Repub­lic. Felix Her­nan­dez will pitch for Venezuela, which will also have Miguel Cabr­era and Car­los Gonzalez on its ros­ter.

Each team must sub­mit its fi­nal ros­ter by Feb. 6.

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