Teixeira, Wright on initial World Baseball Classic roster

Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York

Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees (Credit: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees (Getty Images))

Mark Teixeira and David Wright will share the infield for the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic.

The team released its provisional roster on Thursday for the third edition of the tournament, which is held every four years. Formal rosters will be set on Feb. 20. The tournament begins in March.

"I'm excited about this team we put together and I'm pleased that the players seem to be equally excited," manager Joe Torre said. "That's important that these guys have the passion to represent [the] U.S.A. and hopefully we'll do good things."

Here's a look at Team USA:

PITCHERS
Jeremy Affeldt
Heath Bell
Mitchell Boggs
Steve Cishek
Tim Collins
R.A. Dickey
Luke Gregerson Derek Holland
Craig Kimbrel
Kris Medlen
Chris Perez
Glen Perkins
Vinnie Pestano
Ryan Vogelsong

CATCHERS
J.P. Arencibia Jonathan Lucroy
Joe Mauer
INFIELDERS
Willie Bloomquist Brandon Phillips Jimmy Rollins
Mark Teixeira
David Wright
Ben Zobrist
OUTFIELDERS
Ryan Braun
Adam Jones
Giancarlo Stanton Shane Victorino

Tags: SPORTS

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