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World Baseball Classic 2017: Dominican Republic Roster

The Dominican Republic celebrates after defeating Puerto Rico to win the 2013 World Baseball Classic in 2013. (Getty)

The Dominican Republic celebrates after defeating Puerto Rico to win the 2013 World Baseball Classic in 2013. (Getty)

The Dominican Republic is on the hunt for its second-straight World Baseball Classic championship. The country has competed in every WBC tournament — 2006, 2009 and brings another loaded roster full of some of the best baseball players in the world.

In 2006, the Dominican Republic took fourth place in the event, but play declined in 2009 and the team was eliminated in the first round. They turned around and flipped the script in 2013, winning gold by defeating Puerto Rico in the championship game.

The Dominican Republic has over 100 players on Major League Baseball rosters, making it the most of any nation other than the United States.

Here’s the full roster for the Dominican Republic in the 2017 World Baseball Classic:


Dominican Republic Roster

Pitchers
Dellin Betances
Santiago Casilla
Alex Colome
Johnny Cueto
Samuel Deduno *
Jumbo Diaz
Jeurys Familia
Carlos Martinez
Hector Neris
Wily Peralta *
Hansel Robles
Fernando Rodney
Enny Romero
Edinson Volquez
* — The players are eligible to be swapped out of the lineup after a round for a pitcher in the designated pitcher group.

Catchers
Welington Castillo
Alberto Rosario

Infielders
Adrian Beltre
Robinson Cano
Manny Machado
Hanley Ramirez
Jose Reyes
Carlos Santana
Jonathan Villar

Outfielders
Jose Bautista
Nelson Cruz
Starling Marte
Gregory Polanco
Mel Rojas Jr.

Designated Pitchers
Note: These pitchers are eligible to play in one or more rounds, but must be moved to the main roster for another member of the designated pitchers group.

Fernando Abad
Bartolo Colon
Edgar Garcia
Ivan Nova
Alex Reyes
Bryan Rodriguez
Luis Severino
Cesar Valdez

Manager
Tony Peña


World Baseball Classic 2017: United States Roster

The United States is seeking its first-ever World Baseball Classic championship when the event starts March 6. See what players are on the 2017 USA team.

Click here to read more

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