Report: pair of Yanks on WBC roster

Photo courtesy NY Post

Although the official roster  won’t be unveiled until Thursday, there are already rumblings on who will be on Team USA for this year’s World Baseball Classic.WFAN’s Jon Heyman is reporting that Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira will suit up, joining familiar faces in R.A. Dickey and David Wright.

Pettitte will be reunited with an old friend, as former Yankee manager Joe Torre will manage Team USA. This is Pettitte and Teixeira’s first time competing in the WBC. Derek Jeter, a mainstay on Team USA, will skip this year’s event due to his recovery of a broken ankle.

Team USA will play it’s first game on March 8 at Chase Field in Arizona against Mexico. First pitch is scheduled for 7 pm.

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Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.

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