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David Wright, Mark Teixeira in Team USA lineup vs. Chicago White Sox

The United States' David Wright fields ground balls

The United States' David Wright fields ground balls during a training session in preparation for the World Baseball Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 4, 2013) (Credit: AP)

The United States will take on the Chicago White Sox in an exhibition game at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Camelback Ranch - Glendale in Glendale, Ariz., before beginning its World Baseball Classic pool play schedule Friday.

David Wright is slated to bat seventh and play third base, and Mark Teixeira will bat sixth and play first base for the U.S. Here's a look at the rest of the starting lineup:

Jimmy Rollins, 6
Brandon Phillips, 4
Ryan Braun, DH
Joe Mauer, 2
Giancarlo Stanton, 9
Mark Teixeira, 3
David Wright, 5
Adam Jones, 8
Shane Victorino, 7
Derek Holland, 1

The United States starts Pool D play with a game against Mexico at 9 p.m. EST Friday. Team USA advanced to the semifinals of the 2009 WBC before falling to Japan, who eventually won the championship.

Tags: David Wright , Mets , Mark Teixeira , Yankees , USA , World Baseball Classic , WBC , Chicago White Sox

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