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David Wright, Mark Teixeira on USA World Baseball Classic roster

David Wright of the New York Mets smiles

David Wright of the New York Mets smiles after his fourth-inning infield single against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Two New York sluggers highlight Team USA's provisional roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Mark Teixeira and David Wright were part of a roster that was unveiled Thursday morning and former Met R.A. Dickey is one of four starting pitchers on the squad.

Rosters from other countries are set to be unveiled at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Though the provisional roster is complete, the situation is still somewhat in flux. The final roster of 28 players isn't due until Feb. 20. Competition begins March 2, and the USA opens its schedule against Mexico on March 8 at Chase Field in Arizona. Team USA's first round bracket also includes Italy and Canada.

The U.S. is attempting to reach the finals for the first time in three tries. Team USA lost in the second round in 2006 and in the semifinals in 2009 to Japan.

Here's the complete roster:

Position players

Joe Mauer (MIN), C/1B
J.P. Arencibia (TOR), C
Jonathan Lucroy (KCR), C
Mark Teixiera (NYY), 1B
Brandon Phillips (CIN), 2B
Jimmy Rollins (PHI), SS
David Wright (NYM), 3B
Ben Zobrist (TBR), UT
Willie Bloomquist (ARZ), UT

Ryan Braun (MIL), OF
Adam Jones (BAL), OF
Giancarlo Stanton (MIA), OF
Shane Victorino (BOS), OF

Pitchers

LHP

Jeremy Affeldt (SFG)
Tim Collins (KCR)
Derek Holland (TEX) - starter
Glen Perkins (MIN)

RHP

Heath Bell (ARZ)
Mitchell Boggs (STL)
Steve Cishek (MIA)
R.A. Dickey (TOR) - starter
Luke Gregerson (SDP)
Craig Kimbrel (ATL)
Kris Medlen (ATL) - starter
Chris Perez (CLE)
Vinny Pestano (CLE)
Ryan Vogelsong (SFG) - starter

19 clubs are represented on the provisional roster with the Giants, Indians, Braves, Blue Jays, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Royals and Twins having multiple selections.

Tags: David Wright , R.A. Dickey , Mark Teixeira

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